K-64 brings education, business, and government together to connect people of all ages with the skills needed to fill jobs and build careers in Catawba County.

K-64 is delighted to be featured in this Hickory Daily Record Article about the importance of internet access in our schools and health care systems. K-64 believes One-To-World Technology, along with equipping Tech-Savvy Educators, will bring positive impacts to the schools and businesses in Catawba County. That’s why we’ve partnered with local county organizations to expand broadband service and internet access throughout our community.

Nick Plemmons, our Talent Development and Work-Based Learning Coordinator, has been a strong advocate and driving force behind this county-wide collaboration. As written in the article, Nick explains, “informing organizations about the needs and the gaps of internet access in the county…could create change in itself.”

Quoting our Executive Director, Chris Reese, the article states, “the benefits of increasing internet availability and affordability are vast…children can learn more easily, people have more work opportunities, health care is more accessible and widespread access could even be a draw for new business.”

We would like to thank the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, our three public school districts, CVCC, the Chamber of Catawba County, the Western Piedmont Council of Governments, the Catawba County Information Technology, and Catawba County Library Systems for the success of this collaborative project.

 If you want to learn more about FCC Broadband access, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, or the free internet access locations in Catawba County, please visit our Internet Accessibility page.