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SkillsUSA Chapter Assists Lowe's Pro Services

Members of Catawba Valley Community College’s SkillsUSA chapter members recently volunteered during the Hickory Lowe’s Home Improvement Store #1557 annual Pro Services Appreciation Day.


2018 Lowes Pro Services

Chapter members assisted Store Manager Terry Carr during the event that shows customer appreciation for its Pro Services Division. More than 50 CVCC students participated in the day’s events.

To inspire and encourage students to pursue career paths in skilled trades and technology, Lowe’s partners with SkillsUSA to ensure industry has the pipeline of skilled labor workers that they need for the future. Students networked with local business and industry partners and several industry meetings were set up as a result.

SkillsUSA chapter members Shelby Sipe, Karlina Ho, and Holly Cable, plus faculty members Sherry Herman, Seth Bailey, Steven Rhoads, John Whitlock, Tammy Muller, and School of Business, Industry & Technology Dean Gary Muller coordinated the event.

SkillsUSA students and faculty from many different programs participated in the day’s event, including Criminal Justice, Cosmetology, Engineering, Automotive, Machining, Entrepreneurship, Welding and Communications.

Hickory Lowe’s Home Improvement store manager Carr is a CVCC alumnus. He won first place in the college’s 2014 Shark Tank event and was a member of CVCC’s SkillsUSA Entrepreneurship team that won second place in the 2014 North Carolina SkillsUSA Entrepreneurship competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. CVCC’s chapter has earned numerous top ten placements at both state and national competitions during the past 10 years.

CVCC’s SkillsUSA Program is funded through the generosity of the CVCC Foundation, Inc. For more information about CVCC’s SkillsUSA team, contact Gary Muller at 828-327-7000, ext. 4672, or email


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