Victor, NY (October 3, 2013) – On Thursday, a group of ninth and tenth grade students from Hope Hall, located on Buffalo Road in Gates, visited Ted Collins Tree and Landscape to get a taste of the trade.
The visit was a part of the school’s career development and occupational studies program, said Hope Hall Principal Nikki Hall. Four times a year the students are taken to various places of employment to explore if any of them might be a good fit for the future.
On the Ted Collins Tree and Landscape grounds, the kids experienced many facets of a full scope landscape company, and got to see some fun aspects of the green industry while also getting there hands dirty.
Hope Hall student Joe Burress especially enjoyed the experience. “I just love doing manual labor outdoors,” he said.
Ted Collins Sales Consultant, Mike Volpe, observed that “these kids were genuinely interested in all the ins and outs of the entire business, and they really got down to work when we gave them the chance.”
Hope Hall is a private, non-sectarian school that specializes in teaching students in grades three through 12 who have difficulty learning in traditional environments.
To learn more about Hope Hall, visit their website: http://hopehall.org/