Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) Grant


The United States Department of Labor Education and Training Administration has awarded a $10M grant to the Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) Consortium. The WISE Consortium is composed of eight colleges, including Renton Technical College. This statewide initiative brings together the clean energy, construction, and advanced manufacturing sectors to create a cluster that will prepare participants for employment in entry level, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship occupations. It will address the unique needs of unemployed, or under-employed dislocated workers, veterans and veteran spouses, using innovative and sophisticated strategies.

Through the WISE Consortium Renton Technical College has a special focus on assisting TAA-eligible workers, military veterans and their eligible spouses in entering gainful employment in the booming Construction industry.

The grant helps provide the following services to the qualified students:

  • Academic Support; Student Navigator, Instructional Support Person in the Classroom
  • Pathways to Certificates and Associate Degrees relating to the Construction Industry
  • Career Development
  • Job Search Assistance

Programs we currently serve:

  • Construction Trades Preparation/Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program
  • Leadership In The Trades Certificate
  • Commercial Building and Industrial Engineering Certificate and Associates Degree

For More Information Contact:

WISE Grant Navigator

Renton Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  RTC is an equal opportunity institution.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

This workforce solution is 100% funded by a $10M grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.  The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.