CVCC Developing Manufacturing Academy with Local Manufacturers

Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) has partnered with local companies throughout Catawba County to develop The Manufacturing Academy, an industry-driven training course designed by local manufacturers to prepare students for manufacturing positions that are in high demand by many of the region’s largest employers.

The course will introduce students to the basic concepts of manufacturing and careers with local companies. The course includes training in areas such as basic manufacturing concepts; measurements and math; teamwork and communications; safety; lean manufacturing; and problem solving. The Manufacturing Academy will consist of six modules that will be presented over twelve weeks by instructors from CVCC and partner companies.

The last week of the Academy will include presentations from participating companies, with students having the opportunity to apply for open positions with the companies for fast track placement into available jobs.

Participating companies include Advanced Pierre Foods, Bernhardt Furniture Company, Century Furniture, CommScope Inc., Digipixart Inc., Geiger International, GKN Driveline, HSM Solutions, Kellex, LEE Industries, Lexington Home Brands, McKinley Leather, Performance Foodservice Roma IFH, Plastic Packaging, Punker, Inc., Roll-Tech Molding Products, LLC, RPM Wood Finishes Group, Sarstedt, Sherrill Furniture, Shurtape, Sutter Street Williams Sonoma, Target, Technibilt, Turbotec, United Beverages of NC, Vanguard Furniture, and WestRock.

The inaugural session of the Manufacturing Academy will begin in October. Interested applicants can visit or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4294 for more information or to reserve a spot in the class.