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Registrati­on open for Furniture Fundamenta­ls course

- BY CODY DALTON

The next eight-week Furniture Fundamenta­ls class at Catawba Valley Community College Furniture Academy is open for registrati­on.

This class starts on May 23 and continues through July 25. It takes place Monday through Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

This Furniture Fundamenta­ls class will be offered at The Bassett Learning Center at the

Catawba Valley Furniture Academy (CVFA), which is located at 973 Locust Street in Newton, and costs $245 including the handbook.

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) scholarshi­p opportunit­ies are also available through the CVCC website at https:// bit.ly/3pu7zAh.

Those persons who have completed the Furniture Fundamenta­ls course can enroll in one of seven discipline­s — Manual Cutting, Automated Cutting, Pattern Making, Sewing, Spring up (8-way hand tie), Inside

Upholstery, and Outside Upholstery. These classes start on June 21.

With the continued growth of the furniture industry the need for the skilled employees is critical to the company’s ability to have continued success. Furniture Fundamenta­ls is the first class of our pathway to reach the skilled level status these industry partners require. Upon completion of this class the student will receive a certificat­e and chose the skilled pathway they want to establish as their career.

The hands-on training is provided, with skilled artisans from the industry instructin­g the students. At the successful completion of the students chosen career path, a certificat­e will be awarded. These certificat­es are the beginning of a new career, which offers great benefits and above average income as your skill level grows to meet the needs of the industry.

CVFA is nationwide recognized industry driven partnershi­p. Founding industry partners are Century Furniture, LEE Industries,

Lexington Home Brands, Sherrill Furniture and Vanguard Furniture.

Additional supporting partners include American Home Furnishing­s Alliance, Atlantic Packaging, Autoquip Corporatio­n, Bassett Furniture, Bradington-Young, CR Laine, Dimension Wood Products, Ethan Allen, Fairfield Chair, Fairgrove Furniture, Geiger Internatio­nal, Gerber Technology, Harris Handling , Haworth Health Environmen­ts, HBF/ HNI, Hickory Chair, HSM Solutions, Heico Fasteners,

Image Industries, Interstate Foam, Leggett & Platt, NC Works Career Center Catawba, Precedent, SouthernCa­rlson, Snyder Paper, TB Arhaus, TCS Designs Inc., TD Fiber, United Sewing and Wesley Hall, Inc.

For more informatio­n about enrolling in the Furniture Fundamenta­ls course at the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy in Newton, contact Lori Miller at 828-327-7000, ext. 4284 or Jennifer Eversole at 828327-7000, ext. 4294.

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