Students from the Haywood Community College Tech Club gathered recently to volunteer their time and technical knowledge to help others. Computer Information and Networking Technology students Ethan Gentry, Dylan Green, Ravi Gupta, Josh Magee, and Kaylyn Stephens worked to provision computers for this year’s PCs for High School Equivalency (HSE) program.

The PCs for HSE program accepts computers and flat-panel monitors donated from the public and local-area businesses. The Tech Club then refurbishes the computers for the High School Equivalency program, awarding eligible graduates with a free PC. These students received their computers at the High School Equivalency Commencement Ceremony.

The program began in 2012 and allows Tech Club members to gain hands-on experience, reinforcing skills learned throughout the technical courses in the Computer Information and Networking Technology program, all while helping others. 

“Students look forward to opportunities where they can practice what they’ve learned in the classroom.  Furthermore, being able to use those skills to help others is something these students are proud of, and should be,” said Technical Advisor and Networking Technology Instructor Brad Hughes.

The Tech Club would like to extend a special thank you to member Greg Glenn for his extensive efforts in securing multiple donations for the program over the past year, and member Josh Magee for managing the PC provisioning process.

More information regarding the PCs for HSE program may be found on our website, haywood.edu/pcs4hse, or by contacting the Tech Club Advisor, Marc Lehmann at 828-565-4025 or mlehmann@haywood.edu.