Nelson joins RCBI’s growing manufacturing training staff

Expansion of RCBI’s career skills and customized training programs continues this month with the addition of another industry veteran to the RCBI team.

Steven Nelson of Milton has joined RCBI as machinist technology instructor/technical trainer. Nelson brings 17 years of industry experience as a machinist, computer-numerical-control (CNC) programmer, shop foreman and trainer at manufacturing facilities in Ohio and West Virginia.

He most recently worked as lead machinist and CNC programmer at Oerlikon Metco in Barboursville, where he oversaw the installation and setup of the company’s computer-controlled machining department. A 2004 graduate of RCBI’s Machinist Technology/CNC Program, Nelson began his training at Ben Franklin Career Center in Dunbar and is a graduate of Nitro High School.

He will serve as an instructor for RCBI’s nationally recognized Machinist Technology/CNC Program, which just this month added a new class of students to meet industry demand. He also will spearhead customized training under a new RCBI initiative to expand fast-track manufacturing training and career skills degree and certificate programs that align with specific needs of industry.

“Steve’s extensive experience in working with manufacturers in a variety of industries – from mining and oil & gas to automotive and renewable energy – will bolster and expand our capacity to deliver a highly trained manufacturing workforce in West Virginia,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI director & CEO. “The on-going expansion of our workforce initiatives is more critical than ever, especially in light of the recent announcement of new major manufacturing operations coming to West Virginia.”

Weber said she anticipates further expansion of RCBI portfolio of training programs. “We expect to make a major announcement in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.”

To learn more about RCBI’s career skills and customized training options, visit www.rcbi.org/education-training.

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