Published March 28, 2016
Renton, Wash. – The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM-AW) Lodge 751 has created a $25,000 endowment with the Renton Technical College (RTC) Foundation to support the education of the next generation of aerospace manufacturing workers.
"At Machinists Union District 751, we are so proud to partner with RTC with this endowment,” said Jon Holden, President of the IAM 751 district. “We look forward to seeing students fulfill their dreams in the aerospace industry."
“We are grateful for the generous support of the IAM-AW,” said RTC President Kevin McCarthy. “Our students bring in plenty of talent and drive, but endowments such as these provide the last piece they need to succeed: a quality education.”
The endowment will support scholarships for students seeking certification as machinists, manufacturing assembly workers and other high-wage, high-demand specialized trades in our region. Demand for these jobs is expected to increase significantly as the current generation of aerospace workers enters retirement age.
Originally formed in 1935 by hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 53 employers across Washington and California.
Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry. For more details, visit RTC.edu.
For details, contact:
Carrie Shaw, Foundation Director