Technical college cuts the ribbon on a new center

Downtown extension will offer classes and faculty space

A longtime goal for Renton Technical College (RTC) was fulfilled with the official opening of a downtown center on Wednesday, May 29.

The center, located at 232 Burnett Ave., has two classrooms, faculty offices and a conference room, according to a RTC press release.

Mayor Denis Law, RTC President Kevin McCarthy and Dean of College and Career Pathways Jodi Novotny cut the ribbon to launch the center.

“We know this is just the beginning,” Law stated in the press release.

Classes for English language learners and high school completion began in January at the center, according to the press release. RTC Director of College Relations and Marketing Katherine Hansen stated in an email they hope to offer classes for Running Start and other courses in the future.

The college also plans to identify partners to serve students in this location. Hansen stated in an email this would include employment services, Department of State Health Services benefits and other social services.

These services were previously provided to students at the Renton WorkSource location, until WorkSource moved to Tukwila, Hansen stated in an email.

The space is also available for corporate training, community gatherings or event retail, according to the press release.

Photo courtesy of Renton Technical College.