Newton, NC – Registration is now open for Catawba Valley Community College’s next Furniture Academy Furniture Fundamentals class beginning October 8.

The eight-week class offered Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is taught by industry professionals.

The Catawba Valley Furniture Academy is a public/private venture between Catawba Valley Community College and major western North Carolina furniture manufacturers to prepare 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 8-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.

The academy is located at 973 Locust St. in Newton.

To enroll in the eight-week Furniture Fundamentals class beginning October 8, contact Lori Miller with CVCC’s Business & Industry Services, 828-327-7000, ext. 4284,, or Cindy Fulbright, CVFA Project Manager, 828-327-7000, ext. 4778,