BUSINESS: Furniture Academy honors graduates, more

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BUSINESS: Furniture Academy honors graduates, more

HICKORY — The Catawba Valley Furniture Academy, a public/private partnership, between Catawba Valley Community College and major western North Carolina furniture manufacturers, recently celebrated the success of two graduates.

Luke Poovey and Tammy Cannon, both of Maiden, completed the outside upholstery discipline of the Furniture Academy’s curriculum.

The need for skilled craftsmen/women in the furniture industry is strong. Catawba Valley Furniture Academy’s unique training prepares a future workforce for immediate employment. Training is offered in seven skilled disciplines: manual cutting, automated cutting, pattern making, sewing, inside upholstery, outside upholstery, and eight-way hand tie spring up. The training is conducted in the evenings, Monday – Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is taught by skilled artisans employed by local furniture manufacturers…….

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