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Community Conversation with Pratt & Whitney


Haywood Community College will host a community conversation with Pratt & Whitney Tuesday, February 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Charles M. Beall Auditorium, Hemlock Building on the main campus. Following the presentation, those in attendance can tour the HCC Regional High Technology Center.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines. Participants will learn more about the 800 jobs the company will bring to the area, the $650 million investment in Western North Carolina and Haywood Community College’s training programs available to prepare for these jobs.  

HCC representatives will also be available to talk to prospective students about the different options available to pursue a career in the high-tech manufacturing industry. Learn more about Computer-Integrated Machining, Electrical Systems Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, and Welding Technology. Through HCC’s Continuing Education Department, students can pursue NIMS Machining Certification. High school students can dual enroll through the Career & College Promise program to earn certifications while still in high school to put them on the fast track to a career. Options include Computer-Integrated Machining, Electrical Systems Technology, Industry & Customized Training and Welding Technology. Prospective students can also register for classes at the event.   

Face masks are required to attend this event. For more information about the Community Conversation, please call 828-620-1707 or email Please RSVP or submit any questions you would like addressed at the event by clicking this link:

For more information about HCC’s Machining options, please call 828-564-5128 or email



Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to serve the educational needs and economic growth of our community by promoting lifelong student learning and success. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.