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May 8, 2018

RCBI HONORS MACHINING, WELDING STUDENTS

 “The skills these students learned at RCBI are in great demand by industry today,” said Charlotte Weber, Director & CEO of RCBI. “We’re pleased that RCBI is helping close the skills gap in manufacturing through our career skills programs.”“The skills these students learned at RCBI are in great demand by industry today,” said Charlotte Weber, Director & CEO of RCBI. “We’re pleased that RCBI is helping close the skills gap in manufacturing through our career skills programs.”

Sara Simms, Fort Gay; Marissa Boyd, Louisa, Ky.; and Dustin Stacy, Prichard await graduation and a chance at good jobs

HUNTINGTON — High-skilled jobs in industry await graduates of the Machinist Technology/CNC Program and the Welding Technology Program at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).

RCBI will recognize more than 40 individuals at a ceremony Thursday at RCBI Huntington, 1050 Fourth Ave. The event begins at 4 p.m.

“The skills these students learned at RCBI are in great demand by industry today,” said Charlotte Weber, Director & CEO of RCBI. “We’re pleased that RCBI is helping close the skills gap in manufacturing through our career skills programs.”

RCBI’s machining and welding programs deliver rigorous, hands-on instruction that prepares individuals for immediate employment and lifelong professional advancement. Students also earn individual industry-recognized certifications that ensure each RCBI graduate achieves nationally recognized standards of excellence.
Offered in partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College, the programs also present students the opportunity to earn an associate degree.

Machinist graduates who have earned either a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree are:

Austin Blake, Quincy Cannon, Charles Hankins, Patrick Means, Kevin Gross, Jeffrey King and Michael Yeagy, all of Huntington; Andrew Harding, St. Albans; Lindsay Maynard, Wayne; Matthew Cornell, Apple Grove; Roger Craft, Nitro; James Hall, Barboursville; John Harris, Beckley; Archie Hollingsworth, Ceredo; Andrew Passerby, Kingwood; Andrew Sowards, Salt Rock; and Dylan Sturgeon, Hurricane.

Welding graduates who have earned either a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree are Tyler Knight, Michael Trumbo, Isaac Hodges, Christopher White, Jonathan Miller, Gage Messick, Garry Adaway, William Fannin, and David Hay, all of Huntington; Matthew Henderson, Kyle Cassady and Dennis Jackson, all of Wayne; Cory McDonie and Dylan Tierney, both of Ona; Sara Simms, Fort Gay; Marissa Boyd, Louisa, Ky.; Dustin Stacy, Prichard; Cameron Burden, Culloden; Antony Mitchell, Barboursville; Luke Cummings, Ravenswood; Trenton Engle, Lesage; Tayte Damron, Kenova; and Kyle Sowards, Salt Rock.

Both the Machinist Technology/CNC and Welding programs are enrolling for fall 2018 classes. For more information, contact Tracy Straub at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304.781.1678.

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The Robert C. Byrd Institute delivers innovative solutions with leading-edge technology to advance manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.rcbi.org.

 

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