Carolina High Country, Section 1103 of the American Society for Quality is a group of individuals who care about its members and its local community. They share experience and knowledge with those around them. They are Quality people.
Carolina High Country was originally chartered in 1958 with the primary objective being the advancement of the theory and practice of Quality and the allied arts and sciences as well as maintenance of high professional standing among its members. Our section currently has 154 active members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our membership comes from areas such as Manufacturing (61%), Service Industries (22%), Healthcare (1%), and Education (3%) The remainder of the membership is either unclassified or unknown.
The depth of experience of our section is simply amazing. Of the total membership over 57% are at the senior level. Senior membership requires at least 10 years? experience. What does this mean to a member of ASQ? It means there is a deep well of knowledge and experience to draw upon if one is facing an unusual challenge or issue; it means a forum to share tools, ideas and knowledge that would prove difficult to find in any single place. Many of these exchanges take place informally at our monthly meetings but others may be in the form of a phone call or e-mailing a question to a fellow member. In brief, our local Carolina High Country Section serves it members.
The Carolina High Country Section of ASQ also serves its society by endowing the American Society for Quality Education fund which sets aside scholarships to 5 local colleges. Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation, UNC-Asheville, McDowell Technical Community College, and Mayland Community College.
Carolina High Country is a strong, caring, sharing group of individuals who are committed to quality... We are here to serve our members and our local community...