Renton Technical College offers training, re-training and career paths for those who seek marketable job skills or to upgrade current skill sets. 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 to make job entry and success possible.
Renton Technical 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 of these committees to recommend instructors, evaluate education materials and equipment, assist in placement, evaluate programs and specify training needs.
Training at Renton Technical College is relevant in today's real-world job market. 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. Mathematical, scientific, communication and human relation skills are integrated into practical instruction.
Renton Technical College's goal is to provide job training in the shortest period of time at the least cost is an important concept for both the student and the Washington taxpayer. Training at the College is comprised of three programs:
- Full-time, initial job training
- Part-time, re-training or upgrading existing skills
- Apprenticeship-related instruction
For students who need a refresher course, Renton Technical College provides instruction in the basic skills of reading, writing and math, assistance studying for a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, and developing better comprehension of English.
The Renton Technical College campus is located on 30 acres just north of NE 3rd Street in Renton, Washington. Twelve permanent structures and four portable buildings house the majority of the training facilities. Renton Technical College also operates numerous satellite locations throughout King County.
Renton Technical College is one of 34 colleges in the State of Washington operated by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The Renton Technical College service area encompasses the Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tahoma and Enumclaw School Districts and the central and south portions of the Seattle School District.