Reader Commentary: Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Community Colleges

April 3, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

(Editor’s Note: Susannah Blanchard is an English Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College. Her commentary is in reference to Mr. Trump’s confusion concerning the importance of community colleges. Click here to read the article she […]

Is Curiosity A Positive Or Negative Feeling?

September 25, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Curiosity is a familiar feeling among people. But as soon as we scrutinize that feeling, curiosity reveals itself to be a complex emotion indeed. Just ask yourself: Is curiosity a positive feeling or a negative […]

The Extension Corner: Is STEM a necessity or just a fad?

September 22, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

It seems like the key word in youth education this year is “STEM,” an acronym which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Oakboro has opened a new STEM school while 4-H is chartering a […]

Column: Leader In Me reaps results, develops future talent

June 13, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE), an organization which links college career placement offices with employers, recently surveyed a sampling of hiring managers asking them to rank which skills they prioritize when hiring […]

Teaching Students to Talk Across the Aisle

May 2, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Does anyone feel good these days about the state of decency in American life? Whether it’s divisive, finger-pointing politicians, the daily “shout” shows, vicious cyberattacks on women and Muslims, hate crimes, or everyday social-media incivility, […]

Beyond ‘The Apprentice’: Why the U.S. needs a thriving apprenticeship system

April 11, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

If you hear the word “apprentice,” you may well think of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” television show, where he famously told people they were fired, or have a flashback to learning in school about “apprenticeships” […]