Maker Vault a Finalist for National Prize

Dec. 1, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Maker Vault, the makerspace at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), is a finalist in a national contest sponsored by Bernzomatic.

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RCBI Machinist Program earns national reaccreditation

Nov. 29, 2016

BRIDGEPORT — The Machinist Technology/CNC Program at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Bridgeport has earned reaccreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). The five-year recertification followed a rigorous examination that determined that the RCBI program continues to meet or exceed benchmark quality standards established by NIMS on behalf of the nation’s precision manufacturing industry.

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Shaw to lead RCBI’s new statewide business accelerator

Nov. 28, 2016

 HUNTINGTON — Business development expert Bryan Shaw of Hurricane has been named director of the new Ten50 Business Accelerator at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).

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RCBI Wins National Workforce Solutions Award

Oct. 5, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) was recognized for its innovative workforce programs that meet the needs of the manufacturing industry.

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RCBI to launch business accelerator

Nov. 22, 2016

HUNTINGTON —The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will launch a full-service business accelerator in downtown Huntington to hasten the creation of new businesses and jobs by helping entrepreneurs overcome traditional hurdles that startups face.

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RCBI Welcomes New Staff Members for Apprenticeship Works

 

Nov. 14, 2016

HUNTINGTON — Two individuals have joined the staff of the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), while another has accepted a new position.

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RCBI Huntington Hosts Open House for Veterans

Nov. 7, 2016

HUNTINGTON — Veterans are invited to tour the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) on Friday, Veterans Day.

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RCBI Bridgeport Hosts Open House for Veterans

Nov. 7, 2016

BRIDGEPORT — Veterans are invited to tour the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) on Friday, Veterans Day.

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RCBI Awarded $1.5 Million to Grow Agricultural Economy

Oct. 27, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Agricultural Innovations program and a group of statewide partners today were awarded a $1.5 million federal POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) grant to create jobs in coal-impacted communities by expanding local food production in West Virginia.

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RCBI Receives Funding to Help Southern W.Va. Communities

 

Oct. 26, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) a $1.16 million grant to provide workforce and economic development assistance to communities in southern West Virginia.

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