RCBI, partners kick off ‘Apprenticeship Works’


The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, the U.S. Department of Labor and their partners celebrated the kickoff of Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program at RCBI, yesterday in downtown Huntington.

Manufacturers, community members and others were invited to the event, which took place at RCBI Huntington on Fourth Ave.

The Department of Labor awarded $4.9 million to RCBI to expand its model apprenticeship program. The kickoff event presented details about Apprenticeship Works, a five-year initiative that will make apprenticeships more affordable to employers and more accessible to employees and individuals considering careers in manufacturing.