Pre-apprenticeship prepares women for careers in manufacturing

Aug. 10, 2017

HUNTINGTON — Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing are prepared to launch new careers in industry.


RCBI campers gain hands-on computer coding experience

Aug. 2, 2017

HUNTINGTON — Students across the region are learning in-demand computer coding skills this week during Python Coding Camp at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington.


RCBI and Marshall reach 45,000 Scouts, leaders with 3D printing

July 25, 2017

HUNTINGTON -- Nearly 45,000 Boy Scouts, leaders and staff attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Fayette County experienced 3D printing up close, thanks to the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Marshall University.


RCBI awarded nearly $44,000 to help launch businesses

July 12, 2017

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation has awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s TEN50 Business Accelerator nearly $44,000 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, economic development and ultimately job creation by supporting early-stage and growth-driven companies.


Partnership introduces cadets to manufacturing

July 6, 2017

Young people are getting a head start on manufacturing careers thanks to a partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Mountaineer Challenge Academy.


National apprenticeship partnership expands

June 29, 2017

Companies in Indiana and Illinois have joined Apprenticeship Works, the Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).


RCBI to introduce new class of entrepreneurs

June 22, 2017

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will introduce the new class of entrepreneurs and startups in TEN50 – West Virginia's Business Accelerator during an open house June 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Huntington. The public is invited to attend.


Hybrid apprenticeship offers flexibility to manufacturers

June 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved the first hybrid apprenticeship model developed by Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).



Graduation address

Excerpt from graduation speech by John Moon, Operations Supervisor, Bombardier Aerospace

"This is an exciting time to be graduating with an education in machining from a nationally certified machine technology program. The coal industry is back on the rise and will stabilize, the oil and gas industry will continue to grow, the power sector will have growth, and the aviation sector will have rapid growth over the next three to five years.


Farm incubator plans open house

May 30, 2017

The public is invited to join in celebrating the official opening of Sprouting Farms from 5 to 8 p.m. June 8 at the facility near Talcott in Summers County.