Cooper, Frymyer join RCBI business outreach staff

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has expanded its business outreach team with the addition of two workforce development specialists.

Heather Cooper of Cabin Creek and Todd Frymyer of Charleston will connect manufacturers across the United States – with a special focus on West Virginia and the surrounding region – to the array of services and advanced technology available at RCBI. They will educate employers about manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities and assist companies in implementing registered apprenticeship programs through RCBI’s Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership. The partnership currently works with manufacturers in West Virginia and 20 other states.

Both Cooper and Frymyer are based at RCBI South Charleston.

Cooper, a native of Montgomery, is a graduate of Valley High School. She earned two associate degrees in business from BridgeValley Community & Technical College and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. She worked at BridgeValley for seven years, helping operate the college’s Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston and implement the Utility Line Service Training Program there.

Frymyer, a native of Morgantown, graduated from Morgantown High School and West Virginia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He comes to RCBI from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, where he most recently served as media sales manager. Frymyer previously worked as an account manager at the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

To learn how Cooper and Frymyer can assist your manufacturing operation, contact them at 304.781.1625.

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