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Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving program instructor Bob Gunter recognized with prestigious award

Annual award recognizes faculty for exemplary work performance and more TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level program instructor Bob Gunter recently received the 2020 Exceptional Faculty Award in a surprise presentation,...
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Virtual ceremony, real celebration: Bates Technical College celebrates 2020 graduates

Bates Technical College celebrates 2020 graduates in virtual ceremony The ceremony will premiere online on Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m., with Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards as keynote speaker. Tacoma, Wash. – As Bates Technical College celebrates...
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Asian American Pacific Islander organization donates laptops to Bates Technical College AAPI students in...

The quick move from traditional in-classroom learning to remote learning for the start of Spring Quarter meant that many Bates Technical College students wouldn't have the financial resources to access their courses and succeed. OCA...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now talks grunge with Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt

Along with coffee and rain, Seattle is famous for its music scene--specifically grunge. On this edition of Northwest Now, we talk to Bruce Pavitt, founder of Sub Pop Records, which launched legendary acts like...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now: How one local company is keeping up with PPE demand, and...

As we wait for early May to see if the coronavirus infection curve is actually flattening, medical supply companies are still scrambling to get sorely needed supplies to hospitals throughout the country. In this edition...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now discusses workforce education in the South Sound, effects of pandemic

These days, there is a lot of uncertainty, but what's not uncertain is the continued need for aggressive moves to train and retain an increasingly larger local workforce in the South Sound. So what's...
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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...
DeAnne Hamilton, KBTC general manager

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...