The Wire - Week of May 1, 2017

It’s a $20 million grand opening!

Two expensive vehicles in front of the automotive complex at Renton Technical College

All faculty, staff and students are invited to the Automotive Technology Complex Grand Opening & Career Fair on Thursday, May 11. Join the fun as we celebrate this milestone for the college.

  • Career Fair, 4 – 6 p.m. : Tours, shop demonstrations, car show and free food truck entrees.
  • Wheels of Passion Party, 6 – 8:30 p.m. :  Live music, prize drawings, fabulous international food and hosted bar

Prize drawings include a laptop, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, wake board, car detailing, Brown Bear and Triple XXX Drive-In gift certificates.

You can RSVP here:

Life is a highway!

RTC student earns honors in Students Serving Washington Awards contest

Abdul Amath, an engineering design technology student, has won an honorable mention in the “Outstanding Service Award” category of the Students Serving Washington Awards contest.

He was selected for his work in creating a resource library for students at the Mercy Association, a small Islamic school in South Seattle. The library serves about 300 children and youth from minority and refugee communities.

“Noticing that our center did not have a space dedicated for a student library, Mr. Amath displayed his selflessness and put in his time, effort, and funding into creating a resource for minorities and underrepresented youth. When Mr. Amath was given a small space, he transformed it to a place any student would love to be,” said Maramy Mohamathno, a teacher at the Mercy Association.

Abdul is also part of the RTC student leadership team that envisioned, organized and stewarded the development of a new program at the college called the Cross-Cultural Dialogue Series. This series brings together students, staff and faculty to learn more and talk about topics that matter to our community. Abdul conceptualized and co-led a dialogue on islamophobia on Feb. 23.

Abdul was awarded $500 by Washington Campus Compact for his efforts. He will be formally recognized at this year’s Students Serving Washington Awards ceremony on April 28 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The Students Serving Washington Awards (SSWA) is a program organized by Washington Campus Compact, which aims to recognize and reward the work of outstanding Washington higher education students who are engaged in addressing and solving critical ecological, economic, and social issues in our communities, nation, and world.

SkillsUSA WA State Spring Conference Competition Finals

RTC recently attended the SkillsUSA Washington State Spring Conference competition finals at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash.


Rachelle Mendoza, State Secretary, addresses the conference.


From left to right, Rachelle Mendoza – State Gold Medalist, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio; Paul Baeder, RTC SkillsUSA Chapter/Club Adviser; Harold Williams, State Silver Medalist, Prepared Speech.

2017 Career Fair on Wednesday

The 2017 Renton Career Fair take place on Wednesday!

  • Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
  • Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Cafeteria

RTC has partnered with the City of Renton, Renton WorkSource, and the Renton Chamber of Commerce to bring together over 40 businesses. The 2017 Renton Career Fair is a great way for job seekers to network and connect with companies looking to hire.

What type of jobs?

Companies will be offering full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internships and apprenticeships. Please don’t hesitate to ask the representatives about possible job opportunities being offered.

Who can attend?

This event is open to the public. All RTC students, alumni, and community members are encouraged to come. Even if students are just starting out and aren’t currently looking for work, this is a great opportunity to network with professionals in their industry. Please share this opportunity with your students, friends, family or anyone else who may be interested in career opportunities.

What to bring/how to dress?

First impressions do matter so professional attire is recommended. Please come prepared with several copies of your current resume and cover letter. To help students prepare for the event, the LRCC is offering free resume/cover letter assistance during regular drop in hours as well as two resume workshops this week. Join the tutoring staff for the resume workshops today at 3:30pm and Wednesday at 12:00pm.

List of companies attending:

Aegis Living

GM Nameplate

Oberto Brands


HMS Host

Pacific Office Automation

Airport Jobs

HNN Associates

Platt Electric

Alpha Supported Living Services

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Plymouth Housing Group

Associated Recreation Council

IKEA Seattle

Providence Mt. St. Vincent

Catholic Community Services

Johnson Barrow, Inc

Renton School District

City of Renton

Life Care Centers of America

Sears Home Services

College Nannies and Tutors

Lile Relocation Services

Service Linen


Link Staffing Services

Tempress Technologies/Oil States Energy Services



Top Pot Doughnuts

Cutter & Buck Inc

Mercer Island School District

Total Living Concept

DCI Engineers

New Care Concepts

Uwajimaya Inc.,


New Seasons Market


Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South

New York Life Insurance Company

Valley Medical Center

Fred Meyer

Oak Harbor Freight Lines

Williams NW Pipeline