Ground was broken Tuesday morning for the newest construction for the Hopkinsville-Christian County Habitat for Humanity, made possible through a partnership with Hopkinsville Community College.
HCC’s Construction Technology Program is only a few months old, but has nine students who are studying the skills needed for construction careers. Now, those students will get to put their education to the test, as they begin construction on a house for the local Habitat for Humanity to benefit a local woman her son.
Coordinator Robert Smith says there’s a demand in the community and the industry for skilled workers and this project will help prepare them for future careers.
HCC President Dr. Alissa Young says this partnership is a great opportunity for students, the families who will have homes and the community.
Habitat President Jacob Holland says there will be more homes to come and they are still accepting both applications for residents and donations for projects.
There had been fears the local Habitat branch, which was founded in 1992, would have to dissolve due to funding challenges, but the partnership and other efforts have allowed them to start work in the area again.
Those interested in volunteering or donating can call 270-885-8222.