CommScope, 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 business needs.  

“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 as well.

“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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