A handful of Bates Technical College students and staff delivered a sweet message to several state legislators and their aides on Tuesday, Feb. 10, during the 23rd annual Legislative Cookie Day.

The group visited the state Capitol to deliver fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, individually wrapped with a message about the important role technical and community colleges play in our economy. The message read, “Building a work-ready Washington: Washington’s community and technical colleges are a proven solution for better jobs, brighter futures, and a stronger economy.”

Students from a variety of career education programs, including Digital Media, Culinary Arts, Facilities Maintenance Engineer, and more, shared stories of what a technical education meant to them, and how an investment in technical education increases the economic vitality of our state.

Legislative Cookie Day coincided with Career and Technical Education Month, a nationwide celebration that raises awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our nation for economic success and workforce competitiveness.

To learn more about Bates, go to www.bates.ctc.edu.


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