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Orientation Dates for Health Care Programs

PRACTICAL NURSING If you are interested in enrolling in the 2018-19 Practical Nursing program, required orientations will be held January 3 through March 28, 2018. Call the James Rumsey Learning Center at 304-754-9712 to schedule the orientation. Orientation topics include steps for entry, general class information, TEAS preparation/testing and financial aid. SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY If you are interested in enrolling in the 2018-19 Surgical Technology program, required orientations will be held January 24 through April 25, 2018. Call the James Rumsey Learning Center at 304-754-9712 to schedule the orientation. Orientation topics include general class information, TABE testing and financial aid....

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Cash Bash has a New Date!

The date has changed for the Cash Bash fundraiser event being held by our high school Automotive and Emergency Services classes. The new date is March 17th Tickets are still on sale. To get yours, contact Steven Harris, Emergency Services Instructor at 1ST ANNUAL CASH BASH March 17, 2018 Two Numbers per ticket with chances to WIN all day. Tickets are $25.00 Guest $10.00 Tip Jars and Money Boards will be available Doors open at 11:30am – First draw at 12:00pm $1000.00 Grand Prize at 4:00pm All unsold tickets become property of James Rumsey Technical Institute. Must be 18 or...

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And the Teacher of the Year is . . .

Congratulations to the new Teacher of the Year: ProStart instructor, Chef Stephen Brown Jr. Runners-up this year were Venita Christman, Social Studies, and Jessica Firl, Surgical Technology. The three finalists had each been nominated by students and chosen to be Teacher of the Term during the 2016-2017 school year. Director/Principal Donna Van Metre presented each of them with plaques as she announced the next Teacher of the Year. JRTI faculty, members of the Administrative Council, and other guests were in attendance. Chef Brown, Chef Lonnie Coble, and students from the Culinary Arts program catered a fantastic breakfast Friday morning for the announcement....

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Share you experience at JRTI! We want to hear about what James Rumsey Technical Institute did for you. Please allow a couple of days before your testimonial becomes visible on the website. After that, it will be seen on the homepage as well as the page of the program you graduated from. Required Field Full NameWhat is your full name?Class ofWhat year did you graduate from JRTI?Which program would you like to tell us about?—.GeneralAdvanced IT (Informatics)Automotive Technology (Adult)Automotive Technology (High School)CarpentryCertified Nursing AssistantCisco NetworkingCoding, App, & Game DesignCulinary ArtsDiesel TechnologyEarly Childhood EducationElectrical Technician (Adult)Electrical Technician (High School)Electromechanical TechnologyEnglishFire...

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JRTI Receives Recycling Award

Out of the several Berkeley County schools that participated in the Operation Green Lid Program, James Rumsey Technical Institute recycled the most. The effort was run by Wayne Bennett (JRTI Science Teacher), David Morgan (Multimedia Publishing Teacher), and Kathy Morgan (Assistant Principal). James Rumsey alone recycled two to four times as many recyclable items as any other school in Berkeley County. JRTI has, on average, delivered 12- 20 totes of recyclable materials per year, and has been participating in this event for over a year.   For their efforts, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority proudly awarded these three...

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Start Dates

Mark your calendar. These are the start dates for the 2017-2018 school year. High School – Aug 21 JRTI high school programs follow the Berkeley County Schools calendar. Adult Programs CNA – Sep 11, Mar 12 Automotive – July 31 Culinary Arts – July 31 Electrical Technician – July 31 Electromechanical Technology – July 31 HAVC/R – July 31 Massage Therapy – July 24, Jan 04 Practical Nursing – July 14 Surgical Technology – July 31 Truck Driving – July 05, July 31, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 15, Dec 18, Feb 05, Mar 5, Apr 23, May...

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FCCLA Conference

On April 4-5 FCCLA went to the 2017 Spring Leadership Conference and STAR and State Event Competitions, in Ripley, Wv at Cedar Lake Conference Center. 7 current students and 2 alumni went. Students:Audra Crews, Sierra Infinger, Moriah Ferguson, Samantha Long, Sierra Dixon, Savannah Barnhart, Larkin Hite. Alumni:Melissa Jiannotti and Sabrina Carney They went for multiple reasons like compete in events, To run for state office, To present workshops, To judge projects. Sierra Dixon- won 1st in her competition Savanna Long- Was elected as the First Vice President for 2017-2018 Larkin Hite- was elected as the Vice President of National...

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Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy teacher Todd Adams, was teaching various chair massage techniques. Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. About half of massage therapists were self-employed in 2014. Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels, and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage. Others work out of their own homes....

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Court is Now in Session

Earlier this past February, the Criminal Justice class here at JRTI had mock court trials to teach the students what it would be like in a real life scenario of a court trial. The case was called “The People vs Price” and was based on a trial where Arson was the crime committed. Students in the class played the Judge, Plaintiffs, Lawyers, the Defendant, and Witnesses; Mr. Vanorsdale was doing his part as the Defendants Lawyer. Many of the students in the class enjoyed the entire mock trial, claiming that it will help them if they decide to go in the field in the near future ahead after they graduate from their respective high...

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