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KBTC’s Northwest Now: Tacoma growth and Coronavirus airs Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 Stay Safe, Stay Well. We keep hearing about all the jobs employers can't fill in Western Washington. What's being done about it, and what are the trends and strategies that might help the South Sound...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now episode focuses on COVID-19

As the World Health Organization officially declares COVID-19 a global pandemic, and government leaders close schools and other public facilities, uncertainty over individual health and our economy continues to rise by the day. On this...

Spotlight: New Fire Service program director specializes in truck company and fire ground operations

Bates Technical College recently hired Todd Wernet as Fire Service Director. Wernet brings 35 years of Fire Service background to the college. Most recently, Wernet served as the emergency preparedness coordinator for The Boeing Company...
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America’s Public Television Stations elects KBTC Public Television executive director and general manager as...

Tacoma, Wash. – DeAnne Hamilton, executive director and general manager of Emmy Award-winning KBTC Public Television, was recently elected as a trustee for America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). Hamilton’s term began Monday, Feb. 24. APTS...

Bates Technical College kicks off 80th anniversary year

Bates Technical College is ushering in 2020 with increased excitement this year as it celebrates its eightieth anniversary. An ever-evolving and expanding institution, Bates Technical College has moved from humble beginnings in an elementary school...
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Bates honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with annual community March...

The community is invited to join Bates Technical College staff and students to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the annual March for MLK....
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Governor Jay Inslee appoints Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to Adult Education Advisory...

President Zhou will join a group of individuals within the state who have an interest in adult education and literacy TACOMA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to...
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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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70+ people celebrate groundbreaking of new allied health center

At a celebration on Friday, Oct. 11, the Walsh Group and Bates Technical College broke ground on a new $43.7 million Center for Allied Health Education in downtown Tacoma. The 64,000-square-foot building will house 11...
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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...