The Wire - Week of May 8, 2017

All-college meeting Weds., May 10

Don’t forget to attend this week’s all college meeting, on Wednesday, May 10, at the I-Building cafeteria, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Automotive complex grand opening

Grand opening

It is a party $20 million in the making and covers 63,000 square feet of RTC space.

Attendance to the Automotive Technology Complex Grand Opening & Career Fair on Thursday, May 11 is complimentary for all faculty, staff and students. Join in the fun as we celebrate this milestone for the college.

4 – 6 p.m.: Career Fair – Tours, shop demonstrations, car show and free food truck entrees

6 – 8:30 p.m.: Wheels of Passion Party - Prize drawings, fabulous international food and hosted bar. Live music by The Nowhere Men – Seattle’s premier Beatles band

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

You can RSVP here:

Washington women in trades career fair

Every spring for the last 38 years, Washington Women in Trades has created a place where over 1,000 people gather; some teach, some learn, some recruit, some apply for jobs, some are hired. The 38th Annual Career Fair is Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. All are welcome at this free event.
Exhibitors include apprenticeship programs, governmental agencies, colleges, vocational training and corporations. Among many others, past participants have included King County, Gary Merlino Construction Company, Inc., the Boeing Company, and the Seattle Fire Department. Training programs include apprenticeships with the Sprinkler Fitters, Carpenters, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Pipefitters, Electricians, Elevator Engineers and of course, the Ironworkers. This is only a sampling. We estimate over 80 exhibitors in 2017.

Schools from all over the region attend. Middle and high school students are introduced to the high paying, spirit empowering positions in the skilled trades.

Work ready women (and men) attend to explore options. Sometimes, a match is made on the spot. The exhibitor walks away with a new enthusiastic hire and the hiree walks away with a living wage job.

Tenure advancements

Congratulations to these faculty recently selected for advancement by the RTC Board of Trustees:

First Year to Second Year

  • Elizabeth Demong
  • Sue Burnham
  • Warren Takata
  • Mohamed Zerrouki
  • Jessica Ganska
  • Giselle Lambert

Second Year to Third Year

  • Jeff Pulliam
  • Cheryl Stover
  • Sarah Redd
  • Richelle Spence

Third Year to Tenure

  • Dawn Allen