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Catawba Valley Furniture Academy

The Catawba Valley Furniture Academy is an industry-driven training program designed by local furniture manufacturers to prepare students for skilled positions that are in high demand by one of the region's largest employers.


CVCC in partnership with:

» Century Furniture
» Lee Industries
» Lexington Home Brands

» Sherrill Furniture

» Vanguard Furniture

What does the program provide to it's students?
  • Explore Specific Career Paths: Plant tours, Career Previews, and Assessments help students determine best career options.
  • Hands-on Training: Students acquire critical skills through hands-on training in our simulated furniture manufacturing facility.
  • Quality Instruction: Learn from experienced craftsmen from our local industries.
  • High Pay/High Demand Jobs: Train for lucrative career opportunities today.
The program offers a series of classes including:


Furniture Fundamentals

Pattern Making

Manual Cutting

Automated Cutting


Introduction to Upholstery

Spring Up

Inside Upholstery

Outside Upholstery



Registration Details:

To find out more about the program, register for the class, and learn about scholarship opportunities, please contact us at 828-327-7000 ext. 4294 


For scholarships, candidates must bring either: (1) Current U.S. government issued photo ID and birth certificate or (2) passport.  This requirement is only for those candidates requesting scholarship assistance. 


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 06.22.2016: Content Editor