Charleston man joins RCBI staff

Aug. 14, 2018

Charleston resident Doug Currence has joined the staff of the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as a technical trainer with Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership.

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W.Va. small business certifications on upswing

Aug. 1, 2018

The number of West Virginia small businesses achieving federal HUBZone certification has increased significantly over the past several months, according to George Murray, deputy director of the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Non-profits collaborate to host WV DOH Vendor Fair

Aug. 1, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Appalachian Hatchery project, in partnership with Advantage Valley, is hosting a West Virginia Division of Highways Vendor Fair designed to link statewide small businesses to the Department of Transportation’s procurement process. The August 23 event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Park Conference Center in Hurricane.

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RCBI now enrolling for fall classes across W.Va. 

June 26, 2018

After May graduations to recognize nearly 50 individuals who completed machining and welding programs, RCBI is enrolling new students for fall classes.

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State manufacturers report more than 1,000 job openings

June 26, 2018

An ongoing survey conducted by the RCBI finds that West Virginia manufacturers are in the process of hiring more than 1,000 positions, the majority of which are new jobs. The survey further indicates a high demand for workers in specific areas, such as machining, CNC machining, and welding.

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RCBI coding camp offers students hands-on experience

June 6, 2016

Students from across the region will learn in-demand computer coding skills June 25-29 during Python Coding for Kids Camp at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington.

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Illinois manufacturer finds solution to workforce challenge in Apprenticeship Works

May 25, 2018

Martin Engineering faced a problem, one that could hinder production. The company’s most experienced tool and die maker was planning to retire within five years. How could his extensive knowledge and his critical skills be passed on to other employees?

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Archer joins RCBI’s Quality Services team

May 14, 2018

Carmen Archer of Proctorville, Ohio, has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as Quality & Environmental Management Systems Specialist. As a member of the RCBI Quality Services group, Archer assists manufacturers so they conform to quality and environmental standards that increase productivity, reduce waste and meet international specifications, including transition to the ISO 9001: 2015 family of standards that contribute to an organization’s sustained success.

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Lowe joins RCBI as technical trainer in Williamson

May 14, 2018

Justin Lowe of Canada, Ky., has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as technical trainer for its new Machinist Technology/CNC Program based at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College in Williamson.

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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).

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