In Appalachia’s Foothills, a Leaner Textile Industry Rises

February 24, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

THE CAVERNOUS manufacturing room at InnovaKnits, a contract producer of knitwear in Conover, North Carolina, is empty save for four large flat-bed knitting machines, four linking machines, and four women. German-made Stoll machines knit like […]

Hickory Public Schools Board Votes to Convert Southwest, Longview Elementary schools

February 14, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of the conversion plans for Southwest and Longview Elementary schools during Monday’s meeting at Northview Middle. The plan was first proposed by Superintendent Robbie […]

15 Top Higher Education Programs – Q3 2016

January 17, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

The 15 top higher education programs based on share of conversions (SOC) in Q3 2016 made up 57.5% of all higher education lead volume and 56.2% of all conversions, according to the Sparkroom Q3 2016 […]

The Eight Key Stages to Lead a Successful Pathways Initiative

January 17, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Recently, I delivered a mini-leadership seminar as part of the Florida Career and Adult Pathways Symposium, hosted by the Florida Department of Education. I really enjoyed talking to education leaders not just about the technical […]

Young Guru Gives Engineering a New Face

October 24, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

The man behind Jay-Z’s prolific hit “Empire State of Mind” always loved music and engineering. Now he’s spreading the word to kids all over the country that STEM education can be something different. When Gimel […]

Making Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education a National Priority

September 26, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

A high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and math — subjects collectively known as STEM — helps children compete globally by developing their skills in thinking critically, evaluating evidence, and making sense of information. Importantly, students also learn to […]

Appalachian Regional Commission Announces $1.78 Million Investment to Strengthen Western North Carolina’s Economy

September 15, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

September 14, 2016—Today, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl announced nearly $1.8 million in ARC investments to strengthen North Carolina’s economy by expanding manufacturing training programs and bolstering rural wi-fi capabilities. With […]

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