Test Drive Day at the Canadian Port of Entry


A group of students gathered outside on Test Drive Day at the Canadian Port of Entry

Students on a school bus listen to a speaker on Test Drive Day.

On March 5, 2019, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) partnered with Workforce WindsorEssex on Test Drive Day – an opportunity for over 800 students to tour local workplaces that hire skilled trade workers.

Over 200 secondary school students visited the Gordie Howe International Bridge project site by bus to learn more about the project and future workforce opportunities. WDBA provided tours around the Canadian Port of Entry (POE) highlighting key project features and preparatory activities completed to date.

Helping kick off the start to Engineering Month celebrations, students met with WDBA’s Early Works Project Manager who discussed education pathways, careers in the construction industry and what a day on the job looks like.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation contractors currently working on the Ojibway Parkway overpass that will connect the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (Parkway) to the Canadian POE also joined in on the event. Two female Project Managers highlighted progress on the last component of the Parkway and women working in construction.

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