Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and Peninsula College partnered on a first-of-its-kind residential building class over the summer.
Eight PC Construction Technology students registered for the seven week summer class and received hands-on building experience while helping construct a two bedroom, one bath home. They also attended a two day Competent Person Safety Training hosted by Habitat.
The purpose of the class was to train and fully empower the students to be hired by any business in the building trade and be prepared with the necessary gear. All eight students completed the class, led by Pat Nickerson of Peninsula College and Ben Pacheco, Habitat construction manager. The finished product marked the 32nd affordable new home built in Clallam County.
Project collaborators included the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) awarding a $2,000 grant, and the Port of Port Angeles which awarded a $6,530 grant. The Peninsula College Foundation funded work boots for the students at a cost of $879.00. Hartnagel Building Supply offered tools, tool-belts, and safety gear at a discounted price, and Clallam Co-op Farm and Garden which offered steel-toed work boots at cost.
For more information about the project contact Colleen Robinson, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, at (360) 775-3742.