RTC joins consortium to advance success of men of color

  • Published Monday, November 28, 2016

Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

RENTON, Wash. Renton Technical College (RTC) has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color, an organization that encourages professional development and opportunities for underrepresented groups.

“Renton Technical College is excited to join M2C3,” said Angel Reyna, Vice President of Instruction at RTC. “We need to more effectively serve men of color, and M2C3 will assist RTC in better serving this student population.”

As an M2C3 member, RTC will gain:

  • Access to M2C3 webinars on men on color
  • Access to the M2C3 virtual discussion board
  • Sharing promising practices with other community colleges
  • Participation in an annual working group meeting hosted in San Diego.

Only 17 percent of Latino men and 15 percent of African American men earn a certificate, degree, or transfer from a community college to a four-year institution in six years. To combat this achievement gap, the M2C3 Consortium facilitates an exchange of ideas between community colleges across the nation on how best to serve men of color in our educational institutions.

Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry. Renton Technical College is one of 34 colleges in Washington state operated by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The Renton Technical College service area encompasses the Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tahoma and Enumclaw School Districts and the central and south portions of the Seattle School District.

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For more information contact:

Roberto Bonaccorso
Director of college relations and marketing
(425) 235-2356
rbonaccorso@rtc.edu