The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing of Huntington was recognized this week for its workforce training programs, according to a news release.
Since 2012, Tooling U-SME, a non-profit group that works to advance manufacturing in the United States, has picked community and technical colleges from across the nation that it feels are high quality institutions that embrace flexibility and efficiency in their programs.
The RCBI was one of three schools across the country, and the only one in West Virginia, to receive a Platinum Education Center award from the organization.
“This recognition is a rewarding acknowledgment of the role that RCBI plays in educating workers,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI director and CEO. “We’re pleased that our expertise contributes to the renaissance in manufacturing — a resurgent industry that drives our economy.”
The two other schools that received the award are Bridgerland Applied Technology College of Logan, Utah, and Harper College of Palatine, Illinois.