Catawba Valley Furniture Academy

Catawba Valley Community College
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
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Restoration Hardware plans to locate a 398,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility near Hickory that will create 204 new jobs by 2018. The jobs will provide average annual wages of $37,113, plus benefits including at least 50% of the cost of employee-only health insurance. The average annual wage for Catawba County is $37,076. This Golden LEAF grant will expand the training capacity of the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), which houses a simulated furniture factory to train workers in skills needed by the industry. With the additional capacity, CVCC expects to nearly triple enrollment at the Furniture Academy. The enhanced capacity will prepare the college to satisfy unmet demand for skilled employees of the Restoration Hardware and other furniture manufacturers in the area.

Ms. Lori Price 2550 US Hwy 70 SE HIckory, North Carolina 28602 (828) 327-7000
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