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Students tour local manufacturing shops

Oct 23, 2020
Thank you Thurston Machine Ltd. & Barber Hymac Inc. for the informative visits.

Picture above:  Students stand in front of large a pulley to be shipped overseas for a mining company.

Port Colborne High School continued to expand its strong partnership with the local manufacturing industry today as it toured 2 large manufacturing plants.

Picture above:  Thurston Machine Division Manager, Mark Nevar, goes over the blueprint for a frame used by Air France for testing 11 million dollar jet engines.

17 students participated in today's tours.   There were many familiar faces throughout the visits for manufacturing teacher Vic Barker & myself as several PCHS grads were employed at the facilities.  Many of those individuals are former co-op students who have pursued careers in the skilled trades.

PCHS is the home to the 2014 Canadian National Welding champion.  This adds to a remarkable record of success over the years for the Blue Bear welders.  The impressive rally of titles reads as 6 Southern Ontario Championships in a row, All Ontario Champions 3 out of the last 4 years, and all Canada Champions 2 out of the last 4 years.  PCHS can truly lay claim to the #1 Welding Program in all of Canada!