Month

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Workshop: Minimizing Risk (Wed. 8 Nov, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a free Risk Prevention Workshop at RCBI on the Marshall University South Charleston campus (Robert C. Byrd Academic & Technology Center, Room 206). It is essential to understand the internal and external dynamics that pose risk for your small business. Topics include:

  • Identifying the common risks associated with owning a small business
  • Identifying the internal and external factors that pose risk for small businesses
  • Identifying situations that may cause risk for small businesses
  • Identifying the common warning signs of risk for small businesses
  • Implementing, monitoring and evaluating a risk management plan for your business 

   Participants must register no later than Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Bostic at 304.781.1681. Register here.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Robotics Tournament: Huntington (Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Area teams will gather at RCBI Huntington to compete for the chance to advance to the state robotics tournament in Fairmont. For more information, contact Mike Friel at mfriel@rcbi.org.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Women in Manufacturing Open House (Tue. 14 Nov, 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

West Virginia Women Work and RCBI are hosting an open house to highlight careers in manufacturing for women. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.), and lunch will be provided. Participants will learn about career and educational opportunities for women in manufacturing. The public is invited to attend.

Open House: Bridgeport (Tue. 14 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

RCBI Bridgeport will host an Open House to highlight its Machinist Technology/CNC Program. This technical training program offers rigorous, specialized, hands-on instruction that prepares individuals for immediate employment and lifelong professional advancement. Recognized and certified by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the RCBI Machinist Technology/CNC Program also prepares students to earn individual NIMS certification and presents a career-enhancing associate degree option. For more information contact Tracy Straub at tstraub@rcbi.org.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Open House: Huntington (Wed. 15 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

RCBI Huntington will host an Open House to highlight its Machinist Technology/CNC Program and Welding Program These training programs offer rigorous, specialized, hands-on instruction that prepares individuals for immediate employment and lifelong professional advancement. For more information contact Tracy Straub at tstraub@rcbi.org.

Raspberry Pi Meet-Up (Wed. 15 Nov, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting its monthly Raspberry Pi User Group meeting in its Maker Vault. Whether you’re already an expert or just curious about programming and use of the ultra-affordable devices, join us at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to explore different versions of the Pi hardware and software, and focus on popular uses of the small computers. The group will assist you in getting your own Raspberry Pi up and running as well as working on collective projects. Participants should bring a Raspberry Pi and we’ll provide the expertise. For more information, email Jamie Cope, RCBI Deputy Director, at jcope@rcbi.org

Thursday, November 16, 2017

National Apprenticeship Week Celebration (Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by honoring the West Virginia companies that are participating in Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership at RCBI. The event will be held at RCBI Huntington, 1050 Fourth Ave. The public is invited to participate. For more information, contact Jackie Frail at 304.720.7736. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Apprenticeship Works is creating apprenticeship in 17 manufacturing occupations across the United States. Apprenticeship Works also offers pre-apprenticeship programs for women, disadvantaged youth and transitioning veterans.

 

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ag Innovation Showcase: Huntington (Fri. 17 Nov, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Ag Innovations Slide

The West Virginia Ag Innovation Showcase -- offered in partnership with Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College -- features breakout sessions on a variety of topics as well as hands-on activities for students. The event will be at the Student Center at Marshall University. Register here.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Robotics Tournament: Bridgeport (Sat. 18 Nov, 2017 9:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Robotics teams will compete for the chance to advance to the state tournament in Fairmont. For more information, contact Mike Friel at mfriel@rcbi.org.