directorJames Rumsey Technical Institute is where you can “put some steam behind your dream and learn to earn”.  It is my pleasure to welcome you to James Rumsey Technical Institute.  James Rumsey Technical Institute has served high school students from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties and adult students from the four state area for over 40 years.    During this time, James Rumsey Technical Institute has made a commitment to excellence in technical and academic education to meet business, industry and government needs locally as well as in our global community.   Our pursuit of excellence has granted us the recognition as a West Virginia School of Excellence and as an Exemplary School.  Our official business partner, Frontier, has allowed us to recognize those students who are dedicated to excellence.

James Rumsey Technical Institute dedicated faculty and staff bring experience and innovation to the learning experience.  High school students have the opportunity to enroll in one of our 17 programs which offer industry credentialing.  Students are able to earn college credits through various partnerships, including EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early) through local higher education institutions.  Post-secondary students may enroll in 9 post-secondary programs as well as the Jill S. Weekly Learning Center in order to further advance in their current job skills or to pursue new career options.  Students at James Rumsey Technical Center have the opportunity to participate in various student organizations, which have been recognized at the state and national levels.
Take an opportunity look at our website to learn about the various opportunities that are offered and contact us for information on how we can help you achieve your goals.

Donna VanMetre, Director/Principal

Putting Steam Behind Your Dreams!