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N-CHS Senior Participates in SOFA Apprenticeship

Student working at furniture company

Ben Benson, a senior at Newton-Conover High School is currently serving as an apprentice at Vanguard Furniture. Ben is working within the upholstery department at Vanguard and is earning a paycheck as well as receiving high school credit. Work based learning gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills through hands-on career development experiences. Newton-Conover High School is ... Read More »

100th Anniversary for Career and Technical Education

Matt Wilkinson

The National Career Development Association and Governor Pat McCrory have declared November as Career Development Month as 2016 marks the historic 100th Anniversary of Career and Technical Education.  Career Development education enables career and technical education students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, leadership, and problem solving skills, with business, global competition, information management, operations, supply and ... Read More »

NCHS Business Students Attend Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

Students from Newton-Conover  High School’s Business Department attended the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour sponsored by the Business Department and Small Business Center at CVCC.  Devin Lars, recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country under the age of 30, inspired students to start their own business.  Mr. Lars shared his personal success story as he taught students to plan, ... Read More »

Apprenticeship Catawba Selected as Model Program

Apprenticeship Catawba was selected by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education as a model program that bridges secondary CTE and apprenticeship programs .  Nine school districts across the nation were chosen for the study titled, “Potential Role of Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs in Preparing Students for Apprenticeship Programs.”  Newton-Conover partners with Hickory Public Schools, ... Read More »

NCCS Testing by the Numbers

Do you have any idea of the number of state required tests that were given in Newton-Conover City Schools’ high schools in January? We have tallied the number of state required tests that occurred at both Newton-Conover High School and Discovery High School at the end of the first semester. North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction required that we give: ... Read More »

Certified Work Ready Community

ACT logo

Last month’s Catawba County Education Matters podcast focused on the Certified Work Ready Communities initiative. Workforce development has been a priority in North Carolina for many years. A talent pipeline with the necessary foundational and technical skills for success is a primary goal for education and workforce professionals. In 2011, the NC Eastern Region began a pilot program to certify counties ... Read More »

NCHS Students Visit CVCC’s HVAC Program

NCHS Students visit CVCC

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 ... Read More »

Workforce Development: The Key for Developing our Future Workforce

PowerPoint Slide On-Shoring Facts

Newton-Conover Schools has partnered with Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools to expand opportunities for all students in the area of workforce development.  The On Shoring Facts listed on the left along with the facts that this region is the second largest in manufacturing in the metropolitan Southeast and the largest for German manufacturing in the country are evidence ... Read More »

New Workforce Solutions Center on the Campus of CVCC

Workforce Solutions Center

Work has begun on the new state of the art Workforce Solutions Complex on the campus of CVCC.  This $23 million dollar, 86,000 square foot facility will house CCP courses for junior and senior high school students from all schools in Catawba County.  Business-driven programs will include:  Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, HVAC, Automotive, and Electrical trades.  The three school systems will ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Student is First to Receive Apprenticeship

Joseph Lail, a 12th grade student at Newton-Conover High School, took a giant step toward his future by signing official papers that approve him for a new apprenticeship program in Catawba County known as Apprenticeship Catawba.  This is the first year that four local businesses have collaborated with high schools and Catawba Valley Community College.   School districts in Catawba, Lincoln ... Read More »