HMHEC – Providing Higher Education Opportunities for Workers and Employers in Transition

Catawba Valley Community College
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to assist Catawba Valley Community College to work in collaboration with Appalachian State University, and Lenoir-Rhyne College to provide expanded learning opportunities for citizens of the greater Hickory metro area to offset the loss of manufacturing jobs in Catawba County. The project will identify higher education training needs for displaced workers, target specific training to meet skills required by existing employers, and develop 15 training programs for a minimum of 450 people that will address the educational needs of workers and employers.

Dr. Jane Everson2550 Highway70 SEHickory, North Carolina 28602(828) 267-3464
Areas Served:

Any project more than a couple of years old may not reflect current Board priorities.
Please contact a staff member with any questions.

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