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Intro


The time is now

Redefine your future at the manufacturing academy

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Intro


The time is now

Redefine your future at the manufacturing academy

What is the Manufacturing Academy?

The Manufacturing Academy is an industry-driven program at Catawba Valley Community College, developed by 25 partner companies from across Catawba County, and designed to prepare students for manufacturing positions currently in high demand by many of the region’s largest employers.

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The Facts


Why?

The Facts


Why?

The facts...

  1. 69% of seniors who graduate from public and not-for-profit colleges and universities had student debt.
  2. The average student loan debt is almost $29,000.
  3. Millennials make up about 40% of the unemployed in the U.S.
  4. Almost 14% of 18-29 year-olds are out of work.
  5. The Greater Hickory Metro Area is the 8th largest manufacturing MSA in the United States and the largest in the Carolinas.
  6. There are currently over 3,000 open manufacturing jobs in the Greater Hickory Metro.
  7. The majority of manufacturing jobs are skilled positions.
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What's Next?


What's next?

What's Next?


What's next?

to start manufacturing your future!