RCBI partners with Guard to offer new job training program

Young people are learning in-demand industry skills thanks to a new partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the West Virginia Army National Guard.

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Military procurement workshop set for Oct. 10 in Huntington

Small businesses from around the region can learn about contracting opportunities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during a free workshop October 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (1050 Fourth Ave.) in Huntington.

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RCBI launches new tool for industry

Manufacturers struggling to fill skilled jobs have an additional tool at their disposal – a registered apprenticeship training program for Composite Technicians that was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Workshops help find value in your business ideas

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with Ohio University’s LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network to offer two free workshops to help small business owners and entrepreneurs understand how to use value proposition and business models to develop their ideas, products and services.

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It’s our job to help ensure your business succeeds

By Debra Martin, Director
WV SBDC

Running a small business is not for the faint of heart. Underestimating the challenges is one of the biggest obstacles that entrepreneurs face.

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RCBI helps Hercules International ace quality systems audit

Huntington-based manufacturer Hercules International recently passed its ISO 9001:2015 surveillance audit with zero nonconformities. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized Quality Management Systems standard that signifies company procedures for producing parts and services consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Scouts from around the globe visit RCBI exhibit at Jamboree 

Scouts from across the U.S. and around the world are exploring robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and the latest automation technology at the RCBI exhibit during the 24th World Scout Jamboree through August 2.

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Marshall School of Aviation to offer two degree programs 

Marshall University is one step closer to takeoff of its aviation program after the University Board of Governors’ recent approval of two new academic degrees. 

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RCBI offering industry training at several state locations

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is offering an array of industry training at sites across the state in the coming months.

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RCBI awards Carbon Fiber $10,000 to develop aircraft

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has awarded Carbon Fiber Composites, an Ona-based aviation manufacturer, $10,000 to develop a new aircraft concept for the general aviation market.

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