It was hard to miss the construction on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue in Kindersley over the summer as the exterior of the Great Plains College campus received a face lift.

The building is now sporting a fresh look as a new school year has started at the post-secondary school.

Fritz Eckstein is the region manager for the Kindersley campus. For him, it was something that needed to be done and that was overdue.

"I personally was a little embarrassed because I thought we were the ugliest building on the block," said Eckstein as he chuckled. "But no longer as we were proud to do that and we were able to give the facility a face lift."

Some of the most notable features include stone being added to the exterior and the stucco receiving a dark blue paint job. Main Street is one of the busiest roads in the community and no doubt people have had a chance to see the building's changes. 

"Feedback overall is very positive," he said. "We used colours that go along with our branding colour and we kept it conservative enough to fit in. I believe we created a timeless look that will serve us for many years."

Even though the latest project involved working on the school's exterior, they did have some upgrades completed within the building too. Eckstein explained how they did a large amount of work in the basement to update and add a few items to for their students and faculty.

"We created a student lounge, more sufficient washroom facilities and a kitchen to use," said Eckstein, sharing his thoughts overall on both projects. "We're very proud to have newer life in this building and I think it looks really good."

Enrollment is strong this year at the Kindersley campus with 60 full time and part time students and close to 2,000 people participating in skills and safety training.

 

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