Apprenticeship Works expanding in West Virginia

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will honor West Virginia manufacturers that have launched apprenticeship programs with the assistance of Apprenticeship Works at RCBI.

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W.Va. businesses encouraged to take survey

West Virginia businesses are invited to participate in the national Small Business Credit Survey administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States.

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Innovators chosen for RCBI accelerator

Oct. 30, 2017

HUNTINGTON -- Entrepreneurs from across the state, including three Marshall University students, were selected for TEN50, the business accelerator at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).

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Showcase to feature latest agricultural innovations

October 31, 2017

To encourage innovation and problem-solving in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the third-annual West Virginia Agricultural Innovation Showcase on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Huntington.

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RCBI sponsors student competition to reward Ag Innovation

Oct. 5, 2017

To encourage innovation and problem-solving among students interested in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has joined with statewide partners to create the West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition, which offers cash prizes to winners.

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RCBI expands women-in-manufacturing training to north central WV

Sept. 28, 2017

A successful training effort at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is expanding to address industry needs across north central West Virginia. The Step Up for Women Pre-Apprenticeship Program will begin offering tuition-free classes to women at the RCBI Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in 2018.

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RCBI lands major award to boost regional aerospace sector

September 22, 2017

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to establish an aerospace proof-of-concept and training center in Cabell and Wayne counties.

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Wayne County student earns RCBI scholarship

September 22, 2017

Prichard resident Austin Blake is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Robert B. Hayes & Mr. Everett Black Honorary Scholarship. The award recognizes Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) second-year machinist students who excel academically.

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Scarbro to lead RCBI’s Appalachian Hatchery

Sept. 7, 2017

Huntington resident Derek Scarbro has been named Director of Appalachian Hatchery, a Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) initiative to diversify the economy of southern West Virginia and create jobs.

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Calling all makers: RCBI's annual festival set for Oct. 6

RCBI will present the West Virginia Makes Festival - a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire artists, inventors, makers and students of all ages - on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Huntington at Marshall University's Memorial Student Center Plaza.

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