RCBI honors machining, welding students

May 8, 2018

HUNTINGTON — High-skilled jobs in industry await graduates of the Machinist Technology/CNC Program and the Welding Technology Program at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).

RCBI will recognize more than 40 students at graduation Thursday at RCBI Huntington, 1050 Fourth Ave. The event begins at 4 p.m.

“The skills these students learned at RCBI are in great demand in industry today,” said Charlotte Weber, director & CEO of RCBI. “We’re pleased that RCBI is helping tackle the skills gap in manufacturing through our career skills programs.”

The machining and welding programs at RCBI offer rigorous, hands-on instruction that prepares individuals for immediate employment and lifelong professional advancement. Students also earn industry-recognized certifications that ensure that RCBI graduates meet nationally recognized standards of excellence.       

Offered in partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College, the programs also give students the opportunity to earn an associate degree.

The machinist graduates receiving either a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree are Austin Blake, Huntington; Quincy Cannon, Huntington; Charles Hankins, Huntington; Andrew Harding, St. Albans, Lindsay Maynard, Wayne; Patrick Means, Huntington; Matthew Cornell, Apple Grove; Roger Craft, Nitro; Kevin Gross, Huntington; James Hall, Barboursville; John Harris, Beckley; Archie Hollingsworth, Ceredo; Jeffrey King, Huntington; Andrew Passerby, Kingwood; Andrew Sowards, Salt Rock; Dylan Sturgeon, Hurricane; and Michael Yeagy, Huntington.

The welding graduates receiving either a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree are Tyler Knight, Huntington; Christopher White, Huntington; Matthew Henderson, Wayne; Sara Simms, Fort Gay; Michael Trumbo, Huntington; Isaac Hodges, Huntington; Kyle Cassady, Wayne; Marissa Boyd, Louisa, Ky.; Jonathan Miller, Huntington; Dennis Jackson, Wayne; Dylan Tierney, Ona; Dustin Stacy, Prichard; Gage Messick, Huntington; William Fannin, Huntington; Cameron Burden, Culloden; Antony Mitchell, Barboursville; Luke Cummings, Ravenswood; Garry Adaway, Huntington; Trenton Engle, Lesage; Tayte Damron, Kenova; William Fannin, Huntington; David Hay, Huntington Cory McDonie, Ona; Kyle Sowards, Salt Rock; and Dustin Stacy, Prichard.

These programs are enrolling now for fall 2018. For more information, contact Tracy Straub at 304.781.1678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .