Education Matters in the Catawba Valley

Education Matters is a partnership between Business, Government, and Education working together to increase the value of education and educational attainment in Catawba County.

Business, local government, and education systems believe in the strength of an educated workforce. Studies consistently demonstrate that individuals who are better educated are more prepared to withstand economic downturns, increase their earnings potential over their lifetimes, and are more productive in the workplace.

Through the commitment of each partner students in Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, and Newton Conover City Schools will be able to plan for their future through an awareness of career opportunities in Catawba County and the knowledge of educational expectations and training needed to successfully gain employment.

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