Newton, NC – The next eight-week Furniture Fundamentals class required to enter the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy will start July 17 and is open for registration.

Taught four days a week from 5:30 to 8:30pm, the class prepares students to pursue the discipline they would like to master for employment in the furniture industry.

A growing need for local skilled furniture workers prompted CVCC to redesign a furniture training academy with support and guidance from area manufacturers. The complete series of disciplines includes Manual Cutting, Automated Cutting, Pattern Making, Sewing, Spring up (8-way hand tie), Inside Upholstery, and Outside Upholstery. Taught by upholstery artisans and craftsmen employed by those area industry partners, the Academy expanded from a 6,000-square-foot simulated furniture manufacturing environment to a renovated 38,000-square-foot facility at 973 Locust Street in Newton.

The Furniture Fundamentals class begins July 17 and runs through September 11. The cost is $245.

For more info. about enrolling in the next class at the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy in Newton, contact Lori Price with CVCC’s Business & Industry Services, 828-327-7000, ext. 4284, lprice@cvcc.edu or Cindy Fulbright, CVFA Project Manager, 828-327-7000, ext. 4778, lfulbright@cvcc.edu.