Machinist Technology Students Complete Studies at RCBI Centers

Huntington ceremonyMembers of the Machinist Technology Program sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) were recognized during a series of graduation ceremonies spanning West Virginia in August. The programs were conducted at RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (located near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle). At the Huntington ceremony, standing from left, are Trevor A. Peters of Clifton, W.Va.; Daniel L. Roe of Hartford, W. Va.; Instructor Ed Black; Joshua R. Lambert of West Columbia, W. Va.; Jacob C. Mount of Huntington, W.Va., and Clifford L. Schiefer of Ravenswood, W. Va. Seated from left are Ryan D. Norris of South Point, Ohio; Clayton V. Cook of Jesse, W. Va.; Matthew C. Peters of Huntington, W. Va., and Richard Cates of Barboursville, W.Va. A new class began studies at the three Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers Aug. 25. To date, more than 200 have graduated from RCBI's Machinist Technology Program, which has a job placement rate of more than 90 percent. Individuals earn national certification from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills and have the option of earning an Associate of Applied Science degree -- the only coupling of this degree/certification opportunity in West Virginia.