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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.