Author: Logan

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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Upcoming Events

all-day Rotoract Fundraiser
Rotoract Fundraiser
Mar 23 all-day
Rotoract Fundraiser
The Rotoract Club is raising money for the Tiny Home Project. They will be selling, hotdogs, nachos, chips, and soda from 10am – 12pm and 5pm – 7pm.
2:00 pm Skills USA Day
Skills USA Day
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
Wear red, white, and blue to support Skills USA members as they leave for their State Completion in Fairmont.
2:05 pm Spirit Week
Spirit Week
Apr 3 @ 2:05 pm – Apr 7 @ 3:05 pm
7:30 pm JRTI Prom
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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