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NCHS Students Visit CVCC’s HVAC Program


Mr. Hicks’ Core and Sustainable Construction class recently visited the HVAC program on the campus of CVCC.    Mr. Jody Lail, HVAC instructor for CVCC, talked with the students about program training and jobs available in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration.  Students had the opportunity to see how electric furnaces, heat pumps, oil heaters, and the geothermal heater work.  Core and Sustainable Construction is the entry level class for construction programs offered at NCHS including Carpentry, Masonry, and Drafting.  During the semester class, Mr. Hicks introduces students to jobs and possible careers in the related fields. Several students expressed an interest in seeking further information in the HVAC field.  The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at NCHS is working closely with CVCC to align courses taught on our campus to the programs offered at CVCC to provide training for students for the jobs and careers available in Catawba County.  For more information on NCHS CTE course, contact Julia Styers, CTE Director, at

About Julia Styers

Julia Styers is the Director of Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, and Student Services for Newton-Conover City Schools. Julia began teaching math at Newton-Conover High School in 1983. She became Assistant Principal at N-CHS in 2004 and served as Principal of South Newton Elementary School from 2010 - 2015. She was N-CHS Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the Ben Craig Educator of the Year for Catawba County in 2003. She was the NCCS Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Julia received her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Mathematics from Lenoir Rhyne College and her Masters of School Administration from Appalachian State University. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of Brandon, Ashley, Julianne, Jason, and Jonathan and grandparents of Rylee, Nicholas, Wesson, and Beau.

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