RCBI announces key appointments to career skills training programs


The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has added key personnel in support of its career skills training programs.

Jill Goheen of Huntington has joined RCBI as workforce recruiter. Goheen is responsible for recruiting students for RCBI’s nationally recognized Machinist Technology and Welding Technology programs, offered in conjunction with Mountwest Community & Technical College. She also will assist with recruitment for the soon-to-launch Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, a collaboration between Marshall and Mountwest, which will be administered by RCBI.

A graduate of Huntington’s St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, Goheen earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She previously served as a certified rehabilitation counselor for the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services and most recently as a student success counselor for Mountwest.

Matt Weatherholt has joined RCBI as lead instructor for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. The military veteran retired after 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard where he most recently served as chief aviation maintenance technician/propulsion system manager in Elizabeth City, N.C.

He earned multiple FAA certifications, including a private pilot’s license, as well as airframe and powerplant and unmanned aircraft system certificates. A graduate of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Okla., Weatherholt has more than 19 years of aviation industry experience, having worked on numerous types of general aviation aircraft, Sikorsky helicopters and three generations of Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport planes.

The Ona native is a graduate of Cabell Midland High School.

Brad Green has joined RCBI has an instructor for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. A native of Lawrence County, Ohio, Green has worked for various airlines as an aviation mechanic and technical representative.

He has extensive experience servicing a variety of aircraft, including Boeing 747s, 767s and Embraer 145s, to name a few. Most recently, Green managed his own aviation company, providing technical support, training and maintenance planning to airlines and private owners across the country.

Green holds airframe and powerplant certifications from the FAA. The Flatwoods, Ky., resident graduated from Lawrence County’s Rock Hill High School in Ohio and attended Somerset Technical College in Somerset, Ky.

June 24, 2021

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