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Students Support Waynesville Housing Authority


Haywood Community College Construction Technology students support the Waynesville Housing Authority

Haywood Community College Construction Technology students recently helped the Waynesville Housing Authority add much-needed 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 was a great fit for the curriculum of the Construction Technology course, which has a focus on residential framing.

This project is the perfect 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 our students use the skills they are learning in practical applications.

John Bryson states “Waynesville Housing Authority is dedicated to supplying quality and affordable housing to Haywood County and surrounding individuals. In doing so, we have decided to make things a little easier for individuals transitioning into subsidized housing by offering affordable storage units on property so that individuals do not have to leave behind any personal items they need whether sentimental or otherwise. We are proud to be collaborating with the construction class at Haywood Community College to get this done. Without them this venture would take much longer to reach realization.”

Classes in the Construction Skills & Technology program start throughout the year, with courses offered in Basic Construction Skills, HVACR, Construction Technology, and Plumbing.

For more information on the Waynesville Housing Authority, visit For more information about HCC’s Construction classes, visit our Construction Technology Webpage.