Principal's Message

David Trimble

Dave Trimble pictureWelcome Students:

         The Staff, Administration and Faculty are here to serve your educational needs. Our goal is to assist each individual student in reaching his or her highest potential through our educational process. We have various clubs, events and activities for students in which students can participate. I encourage each student to take this opportunity to develop your talents and to get the academic training that could possibly influence your future career selection.

         The information provided on this site will be most helpful as you journey through this school year. Every student deserves the right to experience a quality education in an orderly environment. Our Vision Statement is as follows: We are an educational system with dedicated staff, motivated students, state of the art equipment and facilities which meet the needs of all students. Our Mission Statement is to develop a skilled and versatile individual by providing technical education and training. Our Goals at RATC are: Provide technical skills training to secondary students, which leads to successful Post Secondary transition; enhance career exploration options for secondary students; collaborating with local school districts to enhance the educational growth of all students; respond to the training needs of business and industry for the community; and to become an Area Technology Center of excellence to continually improve quality technical education for lifelong learning.

         The RATC is your school. Treat the school; equipment and personnel with respect and your education experience will be as wonderful as you make it. May your example be a positive reflection of your High School and the RATC. Good luck and much success this year and always.


David Trimble

Principal, RATC


Non Discrimination Statement

The Russell Area Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access.  Inquiries may be directed to David Trimble, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 705 Red Devil Lane, Russell, KY 41169 or (606) 836-1256.



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