RCBI to host SkillsUSA competitions

April 12, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will host three contests – including the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) event – during the SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference April 14 in Bridgeport.

Students from across West Virginia will compete at the RCBI Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for the state championships in Additive Manufacturing, CNC Milling and Manual Lathe. Awards will be announced that evening during ceremonies at Fairmont State University.

Hundreds of high school students will compete in more than 60 events at venues across northcentral West Virginia during the two-day state competition April 13-14. Winners will advanced to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-30 in Louisville, Ky.

SkillsUSA is nationwide collaboration of students, educators and industry representatives joining to ensure a skilled American workforce. SkillsUSA serves high school and college educators and the students they are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.

“RCBI is proud to continue our support of SkillsUSA here in West Virginia,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI Director & CEO. “We want to encourage these student competitors – the best and the brightest our state offers – to consider careers in manufacturing.”

RCBI has participated in SkillsUSA for more than a decade and its staff members volunteer their services to state winners to help them better prepare for the national competition.

For more information, contact RCBI’s Mike Friel at 304.781.1686.

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