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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...
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Gun violence on the rise in Tacoma: KBTC’s Northwest Now discusses latest rash of...

So far in 2019, 22 people have died in Tacoma as the result of gun violence, representing the highest rate of gun deaths since 2006. In this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with...
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Northwest Now episode focuses on efforts to save iconic Holy Rosary Church

Every big city has its iconic landmarks, in New York, it's the Statue of Liberty, in San Francisco, it's the Golden Gate Bridge, and, of course, in Seattle, it's the Space Needle. Tacoma is not...
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Bates Technical College celebrates groundbreaking for new Center for Allied Health Education

Tacoma, Wash. — Bates Technical College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Allied Health Education on Friday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Auditorium, 1101 South...
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College update, July 29

Information Technology employees are working hard to bring college systems back online. Staff is working with Microsoft to reset the student email licensing so students can regain access hopefully later this week. Students who are...

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...

KBTC Public Television’s Northwest Now programs win big awards at industry competitions

TACOMA, WASH. – KBTC Public Television’s Managing Editor Tom Layson won first place in the General News Reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalist’s (SPJ) annual Excellence in Journalism competition for region 10,...
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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...
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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...

Nourish Pierce County Mobile Food Bank rolls onto Bates Technical College campus with celebration

The Nourish Pierce County food bank will serve students and community Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. TACOMA, Wash. –Students at Bates Technical College and community members in need will soon have a new...