Working on Walls (WoW) was a six-year NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program (2009-2015). The CREATE training program focused on graduate student and postdoctoral training in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and international environment. The scientific focus of WoW was the biosynthesis of plant cell walls and the practical implications of cell wall research. The training focus of WoW was to offer a small group of students and post-doctoral fellows a rigorous and effective post-graduate experience anchored in an integrated set of cell wall research projects balanced with development of a wide array of transferable professional skills. WoW alumni will be prepared to pursue excellence in a number of professional careers.