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Renton 2016-17 Business Directory & Buyers Guide

RIGHT FOR BUSINESS Renton Technical College (425) 235-2352 • RTC.edu gaining and holding a job are taught. Dr. Kevin McCarthy, President Mathematical, scientific, communication and human relation skills are integrated Renton Technical College (RTC) is one of into practical instruction. 34 community and technical colleges in the State of Washington operated by the RTC’s goal is to provide job training in the State Board for Community and Technical shortest period of time at the least cost – Colleges and is accredited by the North- an important concept for both the student west Commission on Colleges and Uni- and the Washington taxpayer. The Col- versities (NWCCU). lege provides an array of training options The mission of RTC is to prepare a di- that include: short and long term certifi- verse student population for work, fulfill- cates, associate’s degrees, apprentice- ing the employment needs of individuals, ships, and an applied bachelor’s degree business and industry. The College pro- in application development. For students vides training, retraining and upgrading who need a “brush-up,” the College pro- for persons seeking marketable job skills vides instruction in the basic skills of read- or upgrading current skills. Specialized ing, writing, and math; assistance in study- programs allow students with or without ing for a high school diploma or equivalency high school credentials to enter at nu- certificate; or developing better compre- merous times, progress in accordance hension of English to make additional with individual aptitudes, and complete studies possible. low-cost training making job entry and In September 2014, Renton Technical Col- success possible. lege was named by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in RTC monitors and responds to the needs the nation. of the local workforce through the guid- ance of program advisory committees comprised of industry representatives in both management and labor. Over 400 volunteers serve on 40 advisory commit- tees to recommend instructors, assess the adequacy of curriculum and equip- ment, assist in placement, evaluate pro- grams 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 skills and concepts essential for seeking, Renton Chamber of Commerce Business Directory & Buyer’s Guide 11


Renton 2016-17 Business Directory & Buyers Guide
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