GoErie reported in March of 2015 that students from Central Tech will launch “Pallets to Profits,” which is a company that will “create wood products including step stools, planters and house signs out of pallets donated form area businesses.”
Mat Pundt, the director of carrer and technical education states that the student powered business services three purposes:
“The business serves three purposes, said Mat Pundt, the Erie School District’s director of career and technical education: It exposes students to entrepreneurship and gives them more experience in manufacturing the goods. From an environmental standpoint, it allows businesses to donate unwanted lumber or metal that can then be repurposed and sold — and that saves the district money in supplies. Profit from sales is funneled back into the Central Tech programs to keep them running.”
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