The Sky’s No Limit for Skilled Workers

January 27, 2010

“In tough economic times with high unemployment and the loss of jobs, it is difficult to focus on workforce skills development. In reality we have no better time. …. True economic reform means not only righting our economic ship but also pursuing the strategies that will ensure we maintain our competitiveness – our manufacturing competitiveness – into the future.”

Future Welders Get Hands-on Training

January 26, 2010

Responding to a shortage of skilled welders, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) and the United Technical Center (UTC) are partnering to offer a new evening class for prospective welders.

Kathryn Stanley Named to RCBI Workforce Development Post

January 25, 2010

Kathryn L. Stanley of West Union, W.Va. (Doddridge County), has been appointed a Workforce Development Recruiter for the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced.

RCBI Schedules Lean Manufacturing Seminars Dec. 15 and 16

December 7, 2009

Representatives of manufacturing and other business organizations will have opportunities to learn more about Lean Manufacturing in two mid-December “Lunch & Learn” seminars offered by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced. Both are free and will include lunch for participants.

RCBI Designates Hayes as Employee of the Month

November 24, 2009

Dr. Robert B. Hayes has been selected as Employee of the Month for November at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced.

Boyd County Students Take a High-tech Tour

November 11, 2009

Thirty-eight AutoCAD (computer-aided-drafting) students from Boyd County (Ky.) Career & Technology Education Center toured the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) Nov. 10.

RCBI, Lockheed Martin to Present Lean Seminar Nov. 19

October 26, 2009

Business people across Central West Virginia will have an opportunity to learn more about the concept of Lean Manufacturing during a daylong seminar Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. plant on Bridgeport Hill Road, Clarksburg.

Agencies Join Forces to Provide Welding Training Program

October 14, 2009

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) and United Technical Center (UTC) executed a Memorandum of Understanding Tuesday, Oct. 13, to offer welding training. Under the agreement, RCBI will supply the instructor and enroll students while UTC will provide equipment and facilities.CLARKSBURG, W.Va.

RCBI and UTC Team Up to Offer Welding Training

October 12, 2009

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – With welders reported in critically short supply nationwide, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) and United Technical Center (UTC) are teaming up to offer new welding training here.

RCBI Assists Kanawha Electric in Gaining Quality Certification

October 5, 2009

Kanawha Electric & Machine Co. earned the ISO 9001: 2008 certification after an intense process and an independent audit by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.