Author: Logan

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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Practicality Takes A Gamble

On Thursday, November 17th representatives and pre-established employees of the upcoming Procter & Gamble location held a presentation to discuss the building of the Tabler Station Plant; a project expected to be finished by late-2017. The plant will be located in Martinsburg, towards Inwood. P&G’s representatives expressed the importance of the position here in Martinsburg, as they’ll be able to reach 60% of the east coast with just a day’s truck drive. As per usual, this sort of assembly was not only to announce an interest in assisting the community but to grab the attention of potential employees. What...

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