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.

Virtual Career Fair

Welcome to K-64 Learning’s Virtual Career Fair! Watch the stories of local residents and learn about the fields which interest you!

Apple Site Manager

Watch an interview with Thomas Jacobik, Apple Data Analyst Manager for the Apple data center in Maiden, NC.

Smoothie Business Owner

Elizabeth, a Hickory resident, shares her journey from working in the medical industry to opening and owning Hickory’s Healthy Hub!

EMS Paramedic

A Catawba County paramedic shares insights of working in EMS.

Software Development

Josh, a local software developer, shares the ins-and-outs of using computers to make and create.

Radiologic Technology

Scott Vandevander, Department Head of Radiography at CVCC, shares insights about his degree and the radiologic technology program.

Artistic Director

Eric Seale, Artistic Director at Hickory Community Theater, describes his work in design elements of the performing arts industry.

Barber Shop Business Owner

David Williams, owner of Plush Cuts Barber Shop and Plush Cuts Barber school, describes the steps he took to becoming a successful local business owner.

Supply Chain Management

Patrick Broos, Director of Supply Chain at Catawba Valley Medical Center, explains his role in supply chain management and gives a behind-the-scenes look at his facility.

Simulation and Game Development

Zach Inks, the Simulation and Game Development instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, shares the educational and career path he took to enter this field.


Sherry Herman, Department Head of Criminal Justice and Social Science at CVCC, explains the scientific method of how to study crime scenes.


Kim Stinson, Director of the Theater Program at CVCC, explains her background, degree, and her current role instructing performing arts.


Clayton Young, Director of Photography at CVCC, describes his diverse background in photojournalism, weddings, and magazines.

Interior Design

Laura, an interior designer based in Hickory, describes her lifelong passion for her career and the educational path it takes to become a professional.

Dental Assistant

Tara, a dental assistant in Claremont, describes her role in family dentistry and shares the skills she developed through her education.

Police Officer

A member of the Hickory Police Department describes his role as school resource officer and answers your questions about his job.


Mental Health Therapist

Katrina describes her backstory and current role as a licensed mental health therapist.


Catawba Valley Community College
2664 US Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC  28602

K-64 – Physical Address
2664 US Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC  28602

Chris Reese, Executive Director
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4635

Joretta Fish, Administration
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4471


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