During the pandemic, Tad Robinette, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former LAPD patrol officer, was looking for something to occupy his time. Consequently, he decided to enroll in a fast-track machinist training program at RCBI.
“You can’t tell someone like me you’re going to give me all of this high-tech training and you’re not going to charge me for it,” said Robinette, whose training was covered under RCBI’s military pre-apprenticeship program. “I immediately said, ‘Sign me up!’”
After the initial 100 hours of hands-on instruction, Robinette returned to RCBI for 40 hours of even more advanced training, driving to Huntington nearly every day from his home in Kanawha County.