Haywood Community College Computer-Integrated Machining Program Adds New Equipment to Enhance Student Learning

Photo by Tina Robertson

One of the key components of preparing students for the workforce is ensuring that they have access to the most current equipment in the industry. For students in Haywood Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program, this access has improved greatly over the last few months. 

A new addition is a forklift that was bought for the program with proceeds from the College Foundation’s Gala, a community supported event, held last fall. A much-needed piece of equipment, the forklift will enable students to receive valuable training in class, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training, which teaches employees to work safely and to recognize and avoid hazards.

HCC faculty members work closely with industry professionals and local employers, following trends to ensure students learn what is relevant in today’s workforce.

According to Doug Cabe, HCC Computer-Integrated Machining instructor, “This new equipment gives students an additional opportunity to learn something new and expand their knowledge of different machines. It also makes them more employable while they are entering a field that promises a great career.”

HCC computer-integrated machining students may pursue an associate degree, diploma or two different certificates. For more information about HCC’s computer-integrated machining program or to register for fall semester, please visit haywood.edu or contact us at hcc-advising@haywood.edu or 828-564-5117.

Haywood Community College Foundation held its fourth Shine & Dine Gala

Photo by Tina Robertson.

The Haywood Community College Foundation held its fourth Shine & Dine Gala at the Laurel Ridge Country Club recently. This year’s event, with Haywood Regional Medical Center as presenting sponsor, netted approximately $23,000 for the College’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs. Pictured left to right are students at the event:  ambassador Ethan Hall, Student Government Association (SGA) vice president Parker Grandy, SGA secretary Austin Stanley, ambassador Eric Smith, ambassador Elizabeth Borst and SGA president Maggie Mehaffey.     

The Haywood Community College Foundation held its fourth Shine & Dine Gala at the Laurel Ridge Country Club recently. This year’s event, with Haywood Regional Medical Center as presenting sponsor, netted approximately $23,000 for the College’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs. These programs produce skilled graduates who are in high demand. Jobs in these industries offer competitive wages and advancement opportunities for HCC students.  

The evening began with demonstrations by advanced manufacturing instructors with a high-tech robot. Guests also had the opportunity to view cars that students have worked to restore as well as vehicles from graduates. An HCC graduate and a current student gave their perspective on what impact an education from HCC makes on their lives.   

“The students, faculty and staff of HCC are grateful for the wonderful support from our community for the advanced manufacturing and automotive programs,” College President Dr. Barbara Parker says. “We are appreciative of the generous people that surround us! With the help of our donors, the College is able to enhance the education these students receive.”

Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to participate in a wine pull and silent auction that included gift items from the local community, as well as from HCC faculty and staff. All proceeds from the gala will go toward the College’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs.

For more information about HCC’s Foundation, please call 828-627-4544. For more information about the College’s programs of study, please call 828-627-2821.

Employee Holiday Kickoff Fundraiser/Ugly Sweater Contest

HCC Foundation Annual Fund Drive

The mission of Haywood Community College – to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace and facilitates economic development. – is achieved by focusing on individual student success.  Your gift to the Haywood Community College Foundation strengthens and advances the work and service of Haywood Community College.  Thanks to supporters like you, in the academic year, 2018-2019  awarded $431,382 in scholarships, $20,000 provided in mini-grant funding, and over $8,000 raised for HCC Excels and Lavender Fund during our one-day Employee Fund Drive. Scholarships are available for Curriculum, Workforce Continuing Education, High School Equivalency, and College & Career Readiness students.

As your local Community College, we support traditional as well as non-traditional students who are changing their lives through education.  Recent high school graduates attend Haywood Community College to complete a degree program or to transfer to a university. Our non-traditional students tend to face challenges such as having families who depend on them, working while attending the College and job loss due to the recession.  Some of our students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid and need your gift to help them realize their goals and have a secure future.  

We ask that you please consider making a gift to Haywood Community College Foundation.   The brochure below provides details on three ways to give:

•    GIVE TO SUPPORT through scholarships, mini-grants, and student emergency funding
•    GIVE TO IMPROVE our facilities and update equipment, as well as an opportunity to be a part of
    building a state-of-the-art Public Services Training Facility for our emergency responders
•    GIVE TO CREATE to support programs and special projects for our students

Your gift will make a difference to Haywood Community College and is a sound investment in our students’ and our community’s future. 

 

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For additional questions or to make a donation to the HCC Foundation, please contact Pam Hardin at 828.627.4544 or email  pahardin@haywood.edu.

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