Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS) trades students have made their mark in the community.
They have worked on many projects initiated by teacher Bud Halpin in partnership with the Town of Saugeen Shores and many trades companies who work with the students on-site.
“The companies that we have partnered with have been incredible,” says Halpin. “They accept the students and teach them with hands-on learning and mentoring. It has made a real difference for these young people, many who have gone on to actually become employed with some of these companies.”
The students above contributed to the environment by building a ‘brown bat’ condo and many bat houses to help the endangered species. The ‘condo’ was built for MacGregor Point Provincial Park with another on the horizon.
In addition, they created birdhouses, again, for the endangered bluebird.
Westlinks Housing Project
Students at the housing project at Westlinks in Port Elgin
Port Elgin Beach project
Also out-of-doors, the students have constructed the boardwalk extension at Port Elgin Main Beach. The boardwalk makes the area more accessible for those with accessibility challenges.
According to teacher, Bud Halpin, plans are already underway to continue on-site education in the trades for the fall semester this year (2020).