Sign Up for the Summer Career Academy

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...

Orientation dates for adult programs

Have you applied or are thinking about applying to one of our 9 full-time adult programs? Don’t miss a step! Let us help you with the process.  Learn about TABE or TEAS requirements The application process Course requirements Financial aid Academic support Job...

JRTI Offers Fun Hands-on Learning During the Summer

Summer is almost here, but that doesn't mean learning has to stop! JRTI offers several ways for students to learn this summer through fun hands-on activities. Take a look at three ways your student can keep learning after school lets out for summer. Students can...

Sign up for JRTI Robotics & STEM Camp

Date: June 17-19, 2019 Deadline to register: May 31, 2019Location: James Rumsey Technical Institute (JRTI) - Room A8 – Robotics Lab  Time: 8:00 AM – 12noonParticipants: Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th gradersLimited Class: 20 StudentsCost: $90Transportation: Parental...

Congratulations SkillsUSA Winners!

On March 22nd, several students from our high school and adult programs went to Fairmont State University to participate in the WV SkillsUSA Conference. They competed in several leadership and technical skill contests against students from all over West Virginia. Our...

Attention Employers! Join us for the Reverse Job Fair May 8th

Are you an employer looking to recruit a skilled, industry-certified workforce to grow your business? The West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Development Office’s Apprenticeship In Motion (AIM) Initiative is hosting a series of Reverse Job...

Yard Sale Spaces on Sale April 8th

Our 25th Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held May 11th rain or shine. Spaces will be rented on a first come first serve basis. Price is $20.00 per space.Each space is approximately 15ft wide by 12 ft deep.Each purchaser is limited to a maximum of 5 spaces.Tables are...

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Orientation dates for adult programs

Have you applied or are thinking about applying to one of our 9 full-time adult programs? Don’t miss a step! Let us help you with the process.  Learn about TABE or TEAS requirements The application process Course requirements Financial aid Academic support Job...

Motorcoach Donated to JRTI

Martinsburg, 12/04/18:   Our school was the recipient of a charter bus graciously donated by Atlantic Coast Charter. Our Truck Driving Program will use the 1996 MCI for performance enhancement and stationary object training. This will allow them to prepare top notch...

Congratulations Jim Blevins! Rotary Scholarship Recipient

Jim Blevins, a student in Rebecca Nelson's HVAC/R program, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Rotary Club of Martinsburg. The Rotary held a luncheon on Thursday, November 29 at the Holiday Inn on Foxcroft Ave where they presented the scholarship. Participants...

Surgical Technology Tears Things up!

In the surgical technology class, on September 21, 2018, Mrs. Firl and her class started dissections to learn the basic skills of their surgical field. Mr. Bennett came into Mrs. Firl’s class to teach them how to dissect eyeballs. He passed the eyeballs around and let...

CPR training course

Steven Harris, Fire Science/EMS instructor at James Rumsey TI, led a CPR training course for several classes on Friday, September 14th. The presentation he gave was resourceful and practical for a handful of reasons. The short course he held gave insight on both how...

HVAC Students Visit USGS Physical Plant

On February 15th, JRTI's HVAC/R students visited the United States Geological Survey facility in Reston, VA. During the tour, they learned about the operation and maintenance of the USGS boiler and chiller mechanical systems. Glenn Martin, recruiter for...

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...

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...

Mastering the Art of Soup

The Adult Culinary Class, taught by Chef Coble, was preparing for their first soup practical on September 29, 2017.  They created many soups, such as bisques, smoked chicken, vegetable beef. The adult students were making the soups for the teachers at James Rumsey....

New Generation of Aspiring Nurses

On Friday, September 1, the latest generation of JRTI’s longest-running program, was on site today; the Practical Nursing students were extremely engaged in mannequin exercises. The Practical Nursing course is equipped with mannequins program to replicate certain...

Tis’ the Spooky Season!

JRTI students held a Halloween costume contest and Halloween skit contest for their classes. AM and PM students competed in separate contests. Competitors vied for: Most Original costume, Scariest costume, Funniest costume, Best Couple/Group...

Chasing History at Harper’s Ferry

On October 11th, 2018, James Rumsey Technical Institute all day students took an exciting trip to the small town of Historical Harper’s Ferry. Harper’s Ferry is most known for the raid of John Brown. He was a passionate abolitionist against slavery. He believed in...

Crime Scene Simulation at JRTI

The JRTI police force arrived at a scene of a forced entry, which occurred at around 12:15 PM, with officers at the scene within minutes. At this time the perpetrator has not been located, but blood left at the crime scene may point investigators toward the suspect....

CPR training course

Steven Harris, Fire Science/EMS instructor at James Rumsey TI, led a CPR training course for several classes on Friday, September 14th. The presentation he gave was resourceful and practical for a handful of reasons. The short course he held gave insight on both how...

Cake Designing

The ProStart program had to bake, make, and design a cake that satisfied an imaginary customer's needs.  They had to follow certain requirements, but for the rest of the cake they were allowed to have creative freedom with it. Different themes were chosen for the...

VEX Robotics

  The VEX robotics teams of James Ramsey went to three competitions this year, and slowly built up to the third competition, which was the state championship at the Falcon Center on March 3rd. The three teams, The Highlanders, The Titanium Barons, and The...

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...

Making a Thanksgiving meal

The ProStart class is making a Thanksgiving dinner for all the students and all the teachers.

Breaking in to Forcible Entry – Fire Science

Friday, Oct. 27th - The Fire Science students were hard at work Friday morning practicing their door-break and forcible entry techniques. Student Logan Maravelis walked me through the surprisingly simple process. “We start by sounding the door;...

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...