The Renton Technical College Foundation
For more information about the Foundation or how you can help, please call the Foundation office at (425) 235-7867 or email foundation@RTC.edu
The Renton Technical College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that generates funds and other resources to advance students with career training. The Foundation, directed by a board of dedicated community volunteers, links the college to the community in actively supporting students’ preparation for high-wage employment.
The Foundation recognizes the financial barriers and challenges pursuing higher education may create. By offsetting costs for students and the college, and maintaining or enhancing program resources, the Foundation builds pathways to quality education at Renton Technical College.
Generating support for student scholarships, rewarding faculty and staff excellence, enhancing library resources, providing instructional equipment, investing in capital projects, and assisting in community advocacy are just a few ways the Foundation eliminates barriers, making an education possible for many who might otherwise not endure.
The Foundation is proud of Renton Technical College’s impressive contributions through professional-technical education. Charitable contributions to the Foundation uphold the college’s commitment to student achievement and learning excellence.
Foundation Board of Directors
The Renton Technical College Advisory Council
A key contributor to the college’s success in training students is its advisory committees. The RTC Advisory Council, whose membership consists of volunteers from business, industry, labor, and community-based organizations, advises administration on issues related to all of its instructional programs. Special emphasis is placed on Carl D. Perkins and Worker Retraining programs.
Professional-technical programs, apprenticeship programs and non-professional-technical programs are also served by separate program advisory committees, which are comprised of volunteer representatives from management and labor who are currently working in the applicable field. These committees work with faculty and administration to ensure that program content is consistent with current employment needs; recommend competent journey level workers and technicians as instructors; assess the adequacy of facilities, supplies, materials and equipment; monitor each program’s placement record; and evaluate overall program performance. Annually, each committee specifies in writing whether a program should be expanded, curtailed, maintained or abolished. These dedicated advisory committee members volunteer their time and energy to ensure that the college provides quality education.
||Suzanne Dale Estey