Renton Tech falls short of Aspen Institute’s top prize

April 2, 2015

Renton Technical College fell short in its quest for a $1 million prize courtesy of the Aspen Institute.

The school was one of 10 finalists considered for the organization’s 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges.

The top prize went to Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. Read more

Biden hails Renton Tech as vital path to reviving middle class

November 7, 2014

By Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times Vice President Joe Biden (left) holds a machined object as he talks to instructor Adam Pohlman during a tour of Renton Technical College.

By Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times
Vice President Joe Biden (left) holds a machined object as he talks to instructor Adam Pohlman during a tour of Renton Technical College.

Vice President Joe Biden toured a Renton Technical College job-training program Oct. 9, promoting the federal grants that support it as a way to help the middle class regain its footing. Read more

Renton Tech named to national top 10 list

October 3, 2014

Renton Technical College was named among the top-10 two-year colleges in the nation, earning the chance to compete for a $1 million prize.

The Aspen Institute first recognized the school as one of the nation’s top 150 in January. The school learned in early September that it was one of the 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges. The winner will be announced in early 2015.

“This is a tremendous honor that recognizes the extraordinary contributions of RTC’s faculty and staff to the success of our students,” Renton Technical College President Steve Hanson said in a statement.