RCBI Appoints Coordinator of Workforce Development

Lucinda CurryHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Lucinda Curry of Duck (Clay County), W.Va., has been named Coordinator of Workforce Development & Technical Trainer for the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI). Announcement of her appointment was made by RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber.

Prior to accepting the RCBI assignment, Ms. Curry was director of enrollment for Mountain State University in its Beckley headquarters, having joined the school in 2005 as lead recruiting coordinator for cohort education. She worked for West Virginia Junior College in Charleston from 1989 to 2005 in several positions involving admissions, Workforce Development and finally as assistant director. In addition, she served as office manager for the University of Southern California European Division in West Germany from 1979 to 1981.

“With two decades of experience in education programs, Ms. Curry is well equipped to play a major role in advancing RCBI’s workforce training mission,” Ms. Weber said. “We believe she will be a major asset as RCBI assumes a leadership position in helping West Virginia meet its growing need for a well trained, motivated workforce.”

A 1979 graduate of South Charleston High School, Ms. Curry graduated with honors from Mountain State University in 2000, earning her bachelor’s degree in organization leadership, management and development. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Mountain State and is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, Workforce Investment Board Mid-Ohio Valley and Sigma Delta Beta, the International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration.

Her office will be located at the RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in South Charleston; however, her work with West Virginia’s workforce will take her to every corner of the State.

She and her husband, Barry K. Curry, are the parents of two daughters, Alia M. Miller and Bethany M. Morris, and a son, Ethan K. Curry, and grandparents of Allison Miller. In her spare time she enjoys reading and crocheting.

RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.