What We’re About

Construction Services and Rentals Crew members complete some of the most important work on campus. Everyone is welcome in this crew, whether you have never touched a tool in your life or if DIY home improvement is your favorite pastime. As a crew member, you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of projects that will help you learn skills from various trades such as woodworking and electrical. Typical projects on the Construction Services and Rentals Crew includes fixing furniture, demolition, construction of campus buildings, hanging drywall, and so much more.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job. 

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester. 

Some of our Construction Services and Rentals crew learning goals include:

  • Power and Hand Tool Experience
  • Door Framing
  • Woodworking
  • Furniture Repair
  • Job Organization