7/07/2019 – CCC&TI program gets more support

Posted on: July 8th, 2019 by admin


July 7, 2019


From Staff Reports


Jul 05, 2019 2:57 PM

A furniture program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is receiving another donation toward its new technology.


The American Home Furnishings Alliance Furniture Foundation announced that it has awarded $11,200 to the college, with $6,500 going toward technology needs and $4,700 for supplies.


In April AHFA Chief Executive Officer Andy Counts was on hand when CCC&TI unveiled its Furniture Factory Lab, which will simulate a factory floor for training students with sophisticated, modern equipment for sewing, upholstering and cutting.


The foundation said in a press release that its grant will equip the lab with additional computers and wireless access points, and with scissors, thread, bobbins, welt cord and other upholstery supplies.


Two other of the more than $88,000 in grants announced by the foundation last week are going to other groups in the region:


The Alexander Furniture Academy, part of Catawba Valley Community College, will receive $15,000 to fund 60 scholarships. The Alexander County academy, which also simulates a factory setting, was launched in 2016 to create a pipeline of workers for upholstered furniture.


Appalachian State University in Boone will receive $12,000 to fund four scholarships for furniture design students.

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