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Local alumni credits Bates for successful career as construction inspector

With retirement in the coming months, Pierce County Development Engineering Inspector Tom Eddy looked back at his 40-year career as a civil construction inspector, and found that Bates Technical College played a critical role...

Northwest Now on KBTC: human trafficking in the Pacific Northwest

Washington state continues to be a hotbed for human trafficking, where victims are abused sexually or exploited for forced labor. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and on this edition of Northwest Now, we’ll hear...
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Bates Technical College’s president Lin Zhou joins College Spark board

The organization funds programs in our state that help low-income students become college-ready. TACOMA, Wash. – Trustees at College Spark Washington appointed Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou, Ph. D. to the College Spark...

KBTC’s Northwest Now talks voter turnout

In the historic 2016 election, almost 92 million eligible voters in America did not cast their votes which is the most people to not vote  in American history. In this edition of Northwest Now, we...

Tacoma schools superintendent Santorno on Friday’s Northwest Now on KBTC

In 2010, USA Today called the Tacoma School District a "Dropout Factory," with a disappointing 55 percent graduation rate. It was then that the district forged a clear goal: by the class of 2020, the...
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Bates Technical College’s welding program brings Old Man Winter to life at Fantasy Lights

Thousands of twinkling lights will illuminate a frosted face at this year’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. Bates Technical College welding students crafted an enormous Old Man Winter as part of the college’s contribution to the holiday drive-through gift of lights. The 14-foot tall creation will blow sparkles of snowflakes through the wintery landscape.  The planning...

‘A whale of a good time’ awaits Fantasy Lights visitors

Visitors will get a big whale-come to this year’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. Bates Technical College welding students crafted a ginormous whale as part of the college’s contribution to the holiday drive-through gift...

Deaf artist and Seattle native Ann Silver featured at Disability Awareness Day

Bates Technical College will feature internationally-known deaf artist Ann Silver at the annual Disability Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The free and open-to-the-public event will be held at the college’s...

Broadcasting and Video Production instructor named Educator of the Year

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) recently named Bates Technical College faculty member Roland Robinson as Educator of the Year. Roland is also nominated for the SBE James C. Wulliman...
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National SkillsUSA competition nets big win for Bates Technical College student

The SkillsUSA competition is an event displaying the best career and technical education students in the nation. TACOMA, Wash. –For the second consecutive year, Bates Technical College Power Sports and Equipment Technology program student Kevin...