Logan manufacturer secures federal HUBZone certification

December 14, 2018

MRS Manufacturing of Holden has become the first small business in Logan County to earn its federal HUBZone certification. The designation qualifies the company for federal set-aside contracts and ensures a price preference when it competes for open government contracts.

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Apprenticeship Works expands to Kentucky

November 27, 2018

A national apprentice program is helping Kentucky manufacturers tackle their workforce needs through registered apprenticeship programs.

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The sky’s the limit for our regional aerospace industry

By Charlotte Weber

Next time you’re cruising in an aircraft at 35,000 feet, consider this: The engines humming outside your window may include parts manufactured right here in West Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky. Or the wings keeping your plane aloft may just as easily have been made by Tri-State manufacturers.

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Industry partners to join RCBI for apprenticeship celebration       

Nov. 9, 2018

Apprenticeship Works at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with industry partners Gestamp and Cyclops Industries.

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RCBI, America Makes develop first 3D Printing apprenticeship program

Nov. 8, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), America Makes, Tooling U-SME, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers and AST2 have launched the first industry-vetted and U.S. Department of Labor-approved framework for a new 3D Printing technician apprenticeship.

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Small business workshop to focus on HUBZone advantages

Nov. 8, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the City of Bluefield will present a free HUBZone workshop November 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bluefield Transit Authority (3208 John Nash Blvd.). The workshop will explain how to apply the requirements of the HUBZone program to help small businesses receive their fair share of federal contracting opportunities.

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Robotics teams to compete for state tournament berth         

Nov. 3, 2018

Robotics teams from across north central West Virginia will compete Saturday, November 3, at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Bridgeport for a chance to advance to the West Virginia FIRST Lego League (FLL) State Championship.

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Workshop to focus on starting your own business

Oct. 31, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will sponsor a free afternoon workshop Nov. 8 at the Schoenbaum Center (1701 Fifth Ave.) in Charleston for individuals interested in creating their own businesses.

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State Agriculture Innovation Showcase kicks off Nov. 14

October 24, 2018

To encourage innovation, technology integration and problem-solving in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the fourth-annual West Virginia Agricultural Innovation Showcase Nov. 14 in Moorefield and Dec. 13 in Huntington.

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Apprenticeship Works expands to 3 new states

October 23, 2018

The National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) continues to expand, serving manufacturers tackling workforce needs through the development of registered apprenticeship programs.

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