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HCC partners with Waynesville Housing Authority

May 08, 2024 05:58PM ● By WNC Business

Haywood Community College Construction Technology students recently helped the Waynesville Housing Authority add storage behind several homes in the Ninevah housing community.

The Waynesville Housing Authority has five areas in town with 100 residential units, and collaborative projects like this help support the housing needs of our community.

Students had to prepare each foundation, which included laying out and leveling blocks, and then framing floor systems decked in plywood. This work prepared each site for a pre-manufactured shed which will be installed at a later date by Waynesville Housing Authority. The on-site exercise fit the curriculum of the Construction Technology course, which has a focus on residential framing.

This project is an example of community partnerships. As a member of our Construction Skills & Technology Advisory Board, Waynesville Housing Authority Director John Bryson has been working with HCC’s construction program on potential projects that will have students use the skills they are learning in practical applications.For more information on the Waynesville Housing Authority, visit For more information about HCC’s Construction classes, visit

About Haywood Community College:
Haywood Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges. Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission of serving the educational needs and economic growth of our community by promoting lifelong student learning and success. HCC’s Construction Skills & Technology program is supported by a grant from the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Initiative, a partnership between the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Photo: HCC Construction Technology students build shed platforms for Waynesville Housing Authority houses. Photo credit: Corey Isbell
Source: Haywood Community College