RCBI schedules open houses in Huntington, Bridgeport

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

Do you want to make a living by making things? If so, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) can help.

Join RCBI on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center hosts Machinist Skills Open Houses in Huntington (at 1050 Fourth Avenue) and Bridgeport (at 2400 E. Benedum Industrial Dr., just off Rt. 50).

Learn about Manual and CNC machining training that offers Certifications, National Credentials and Associate Degree options through either day or evening classes.

The courses offer “a great opportunity” for individuals at a time when there is a lack of skilled workers in West Virginia and across the nation, according to RCBI's director and CEO, Charlotte Weber. “We know companies need individuals who have the right sets of technical skills, and skilled machinists are in high demand,” Weber said.

Modeled on its nationally certified Machinist Technology Program, all of RCBI’s machinist-skills courses involve a proven, hands-on approach. Financial assistance and Veterans Administration benefits are available to those who qualify.

For details, call 800.469.RCBI (7224).

Celebrating 20 years as West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, RCBI provides local access to cutting edge and emerging technology as well as workforce development and technical training. Operating Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a strong, quality, competitive and just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, NASA and the commercial sector.