RTC Stories

RTC Student Profile: Katie Kelly

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When Katie Kelly talked about what she wanted to be when she grew up, her parents told her to act like a girl.

RTC Faculty Profile: Michele Lesmeister

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Michele Lesmeister grew up reading library books by the light of a kerosene lamp.

RTC staff profile: Eugene Shen

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Eugene Shen remembers the day he was offered a job at Renton Technical College (RTC) mostly because it was funny.  The job was as an instructor in the Pharmacy Technician program, known in the college’s shorthand as “Pharm Tech.”

RTC Student Profiles - Veronica Milne

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It takes courage to attend a big school outside of your community and your comfort zone. Veronica Milne has plenty to share.

Welding program shapes metal and transforms lives

Monday, December 12, 2016

Welding is all about heat, sparks, and the creation of something useful and sometimes beautiful out of raw metal. 

RTC Faculty Profile: Lynn-Dee Spencer

Friday, December 2, 2016

Lynn-Dee Spencer gave up a full career as a paralegal to teach others to be pharmacy technicians.

RTC Leadership Profile: Angel Reyna

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Angel Reyna can blame boredom for many of the key changes in his life. At six years old, for example, he started picking asparagus with his family when he found idle time between lugging water to other farmworkers.

RTC Student Profiles: Joshua Greenberg Lambert

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For five years, Joshua Greenberg-Lambert had worked as a pre-school teacher, enjoying the teaching part, but hating the light paycheck and the lack of job security.

RTC Faculty Profile: Jessica Ganska

Thursday, October 20, 2016

It takes one to know one. Jessica Ganska, Renton Technical College’s new Band Instrument Repair Technician program instructor, understands her students because she is an alumnus.

RTC Student Profile: Santhoshima Karthikeyan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Santhoshima Karthikeyan (Shima for short) is a bundle of energy and optimism. Her smile is contagious, encouraging you to pay close attention to her fast, breathless talk.