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Summer Career Academy – Sign Up Today!

The Summer Career Academy provides students about to start 9th and 10th grade with a unique opportunity to explore the growing world of career & technical education. (CTE) Taking cues from James Rumsey Technical Institute’s Simulated Workplace curriculum, students are invited to come participate in activities & live jobs related to some of the free high school courses that the school has to offer. This is a FREE program for students of the tri-county area. (Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan) June 12, 13, & 14 Pick-Up Locations Additional Forms Berkeley County Martinsburg High School Musselman High School Spring Mills High School...

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Truck Driving Expands Fleet

JRTI’s Truck Driving class is growing! With a grant for $15,000 and a big thank you to the West Virginia Community Foundation, our CDL instructors traveled to Roanoke to purchase a shiny 2011 MACK truck. This was done between the grant and a generous match from the state. JRTI would like to thank all of those involved in supporting our courses and our school. To find out more about how you can support JRTI, Click...

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Martinsburg Police Department Visits Criminal Justice

The Martinsburg Police Department has donated retired squad car to James Rumsey Technical Institute. On Thursday, August 24, representatives from the Martinsburg Police Department visited students of JRTI’s Criminal Justice class with a special donation: A 2009-issue Chevy Impala squad car. Members of the course’s Craft Advisory Committee were more than happy to push for the City Council’s approval to donate a decommissioned car to the state’s premier career and technical education site of 2016. Each of James Rumsey’s technical programs has a Craft Advisory Committee, comprised of hand-picked members of their respective industries, who assist in ensuring each...

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

On Friday, March 24th six students from the James Rumsey Technical Institute set up shop at Mill Creek Intermediate to participate in the school’s career day. Here, they talked about the institute, their classes, and where their careers are headed. Mill Creek’s students were presented with a range of career fields and opportunities. Robert Fogle (Web & Game Design) and Logan Nichols (Multimedia Publishing) gave the intermediate students insight to the behind-the-scenes of coding websites and producing commercial art. Jessica Bittinger (Fire Science & EMS) talked about what to expect as a firefighter and emergency responder, while Larkin Hite...

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JRTI Awarded Humanitarian Award

On Monday, March 20th representatives from the James Rumsey Technical Institute attended a conference in Arlington, VA to accept the Don Myers Humanitarian Award. This past Monday, Kathy Morgan (Vice Principal), Micheal Pheasant (Maintenance), and students Sam Willett (Carpentry), Kyle Price (Carpentry), Adam Chandler (Electrical), and Dillion Munson (Electrical) headed to the Crystal Gateway Marriot Hotel for the Annual Development District Association of Appalachia conference to accept the Don Myers Humanitarian Award. Nominated by Bill Clark (Executive Director of Region 9), JRTI was given the award for their work with Habitat for Humanity on the Tiny Home Project. So far...

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Tiny Home Project

In June of 2016, 44 of West Virginia’s 55 counties were hit with devastating floods. 1200 homes were destroyed during this disaster. The WV Department of Education rallied 12 technical schools from around the state to build tiny homes to help those left homeless by the floods. James Rumsey Technical Institute in WV’s Eastern Panhandle answered the call. High school students in the Carpentry and Electrical Technician programs will have a second house completed by the end of February. On February 14th, representatives from JRTI and Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle met to sign a contract for...

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ElectroMechanical Starts Off Hands On

The Electromechanical course at James Rumsey Technical Institute kicks off the school year with hands-on exercises. Not but a month into the course, students begin to learn and apply the kinds of skills that will be helpful in a real-world workplace. This is a great example of simulated workplace; a hands-on and more tangible learning experience. It allows students to encounter and troubleshoot the kind of problems that are likely to occur in a legitimate workplace. Here, students are gaining experience with circuits and following blueprints. Led by instructor, Mr. Armer, the students apply a bit of an electrical...

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