a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks, has donated
$50,000 to Catawba County’s K-64 initiative. This collaborative initiative is dedicated to
ensuring Catawba County’s students and residents are aware of and equipped with
relevant, work-ready skillsets and mindsets for our community’s current and future
“Throughout CommScope’s 40+ years in Catawba County, we’ve
recognized the importance of supporting our local community and identifying
talented employees right here at home,” said Robyn Mingle, senior vice
president, Global Human Resources, CommScope, and a member of the K-64 Board of
Directors. “This initiative is not only important to help Catawba County thrive
and remain globally competitive, but also for students and residents looking to
improve their skills and careers.
“The more successful the K-64 program is, the better it will be for all
companies located in this area, including CommScope.”
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's $50,000 Donation to Boost Catawba County’s K-64 Initiative.
The K-64 (Kindergarten to age 64) plan is a public/private
partnership created by Catawba County Commissioners and managed by Catawba
Valley Community College. Among other things, K-64 increases access to
school-based programs that are proven best practices for preparing a qualified
workforce. K-64’s focus is centered on six key objectives:
- One-to-world technology
- Character and soft skills development
- Tech-savvy educators
- Work-based learning
- Employer engagement
- Career adaptability
Mark Story, chief executive officer of K-64, explains how the
initiative not only supports the local workforce, but businesses and companies
“We have an employability
crisis, not just in Catawba County, but nationwide,” Story said. “Employers have positions that need to
be filled; however, the candidates lack the
business and professional skills for those jobs. K-64 has a strategic plan to
educate and train the talent pipeline for current and future employers, and
attract businesses to the area.
“We are grateful to CommScope for their generous
donation because it will assist us with providing the necessary training and
technology to achieve our goals.”
If you want to donate to K-64, visit http://www.cvcc.edu/Apps/Foundation-Donation.cfm, and select “K64”
from the pull-down box.” For more information about K-64, visit http://k-64learning.com/.
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