Veterans, troops learn 3D printing through RCBI pre-apprenticeship

May 21, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is introducing veterans and active duty troops across the globe to careers in Additive Manufacturing – also known as 3D printing.

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RCBI to honor graduates, connect them to job opportunities

RCBI will honor nearly 40 graduates of its programs in the in-demand fields of machinist technology/CNC and welding May 9 during ceremonies at its Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

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Cognitive Computing workshop to discuss improved productivity

The Robert C Byrd Institute (RCBI) is offering the second of a continuing series of free Industry 4.0 Workshops on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

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Bill Woodrum named director of EDA University Center

March 28, 2019

Bill Woodrum, director of entrepreneurship at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), is taking on the additional role of director of Accelerate Forward, West Virginia EDA University Center. The mission of the center is to provide research and development tools along with technical assistance to increase business productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase economic diversification.

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Women-Owned Businesses are Succeeding in the US Economy

By SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Michelle Christian

Women entrepreneurs make up a growing share of U.S. small business owners. The American Express 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, which makes its projections based on data from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners, estimates that they own 12.3 million companies in the U.S. – compare that to 1972 when there were only 402,000 women-owned businesses. Today, women employ more than 9.2 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in revenue. Last year, 1,821 women-owned businesses were launched every day.

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Fourteen more women graduate from manufacturing program

March 26, 2019

Fourteen women have completed a one-of-a-kind program preparing them for careers in manufacturing, and many of them already have accepted jobs with local manufacturers.

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RCBI event to connect manufacturers with aerospace industry

March 26, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s RCBI AERO will sponsor a free seminar “Doing Business with the Aerospace Industry” on April 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

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Workshop to focus on HUBZone advantages

March 12, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is joining with the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation to present a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

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RCBI receives ARC grant to expand craft beverage industry

February 26, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded a $79,270 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study the economic impact of the emerging craft beverage industry in central and western West Virginia and develop a strategy for expansion.

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