Catawba Valley Community College recently held a ceremony for its Catawba Valley Manufacturing Academy graduates.
The class includes Jesus Chavez – Hickory; Quincey Hillman- Hickory; David Lillie – Claremont; Edward Mills III – Newton; Andrew Price – Conover; Shane Robertson – Hickory; Michael Sparks – Hudson; Lue Thao – Conover; Fabiana Vasquez-Jimenez – Hickory; Dewey Watson – Hickory; and Li Xiong – Newton.
The Catawba Valley Manufacturing Academy was developed jointly by local manufacturers unable to find skilled workers to fill vacant positions. The goal is to produce job candidates prepared for positions that are in high demand. Completers are fast-tracked for open positions with sponsoring companies.
Based upon the Governor’s Award winning Catawba Valley Furniture Academy model, the Manufacturing Academy teaches skills in problem solving, math and measurements, teamwork and communication, OSHA 10 safety, and introduction to LEAN/continuous improvement processes.
Corporate underwriters of scholarships for this graduating class include HSM Solutions and Sarstedt.
For more information about the next Manufacturing Academy class starting Oct. 17, contact Jennifer Eversole, Administrative Assistant, at 828-327-7000, ext. 4294, firstname.lastname@example.org.