TRC - Technology Resource Center
Renton Technical College opened the doors to the Technology Resource Center in May 2003. This facility was built to help bridge the gap in technology and become the home to the College's library, open computer lab, media lab and auditorium. This community resource has the capability to provide invaluable technology tools to individuals, businesses, workers needing retraining, community members, and students seeking basic workforce skills.
This $13.9 million project was a public/private partnership. The College received more than $12 million in State and Federal funds to build the facility. RTC raised $825,000 in donations from various businesses and people in the community, making it the largest campaign in the history of Renton Technical College. Recently a donor wall was placed in the Technology Resource Center to honor those businesses and people who have made generous contributions to the campaign. See pictures from the unveiling of the donor wall.
The campaign attracted leadership gifts that are among the largest in RTC history. They include $250,000 from First Savings Bank of Renton in honor of Harry Blencoe to name the Blencoe Auditorium, $125,000 from the RTC Board and Campaign Leadership Team, $100,000 from IKEA in memory of Shannon Parker to name the Shannon Parker Media Room, $50,000 from both The Boeing Company and the Rotary Club of Renton, more than $42,000 by RTC Alumni @ Microsoft Corp. and numerous Renton Technical College Employees have come together to give nearly $40,000. Two of Renton 's best known companies, McLendon Hardware and PACCAR, each made gifts of $25,000. See pictures of the Technology Resource Center.
Renton Technical College would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who
helped lead this successful campaign!