“Achieving the Dream strategies add a powerful dimension to Renton Technical College’s preparation of students for today’s competitive workforce.”
–Steve Hanson, President, Renton Technical College
Who We Are
Renton Technical College (RTC) is one of 34 colleges in the State of Washington operated by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. RTC provides training, retraining and upgrading for persons seeking marketable job skills or upgrading current skills. Specialized programs allow students with or without high school credentials to enter at numerous times, progress in accordance with individual aptitudes, and complete low-cost training making job entry and success possible. The College is able to monitor and respond to the needs of the local workforce through the guidance of program advisory committees comprised of both management and labor. Almost 400 volunteers serve on 40 program advisory committees to recommend instructors, assess the adequacy of educational materials and equipment, assist in placement, evaluate programs and specify training needs. Training at Renton Technical College is relevant. The worker of tomorrow is trained by the journey-level instructor of today. Trainees are ensured that only those skills and concepts essential for seeking, gaining and holding a job are taught. At the same time, they are guaranteed they will not be taught superfluous skills and concepts. Mathematical, scientific, communication and human relation skills are integrated into practical instruction.