Partnering with Industry for Success: The Furniture Academies
The Alexander and Catawba Valley Furniture Academies are industry-driven training programs designed in collaboration with local furniture manufacturers. The goal of the programming is to prepare students for skilled positions that are in high demand by one of the region's largest industry sectors. Hands-on instruction is provided by experienced craftsmen in simulated furniture manufacturing facilities. During this session, you will learn how Catawba Valley Community College partnered with industry to address a skills shortage and to assist with the re-branding of manufacturing in Western North Carolina.