Commissioners give official go on K-64

By Cigi Sparks, The Observer News Enterprise

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution and bylaws for the creation of a board for the K-64 initiative. The K-64 initiative is a program that is planned to intertwine the county’s three school systems, Catawba Valley Community College, business and industry, county government and more, in order to produce an education system that diversely educates on a continuous basis.

The conversation on the education initiative began about five years ago between business partners, schools, the chamber of commerce, and others.

“The initial question was ‘How are we connecting the workforce with the community and the job issues we’re facing now?,'” said CVCC President Dr. Garrett Hinshaw. “We didn’t have anything that would necessarily move the needle in the terms of changing things.”

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