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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bates Technical College student wins gold medal at national competition

The SkillsUSA competition is an event displaying the best career and technical education students in the nation. TACOMA, Wash. –Bates Technical College Power Sports and Equipment Technology program student Kevin Neill won a gold medal...

Documentary ‘Killing Us Softly 4’ airs as part of Diversity Academy

Diversity Academy organizers will offer a viewing of the documentary 'Killing Us Softly 4' across the three campuses in next week. The video is the newest edition of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing...

U.S. Open: Culinary Arts students head to UP for experience of a lifetime

If you’re lucky enough to hold tickets to next week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, you may run into Bates Technical College’s Culinary Arts students and a handful of the program's graduates. About 50 students and...

Congressman Denny Heck joins faculty and student speakers at this year’s Commencement Ceremony

Bates Technical College employees, students, family and friends will celebrate a graduating class of more than 800 students, about half of which will participate in the Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at 6...

Governor Inslee names health care administrator as Bates Technical College Trustee

Effective Aug. 7, Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Florence Chang, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MultiCare Health System, as Bates Technical College’s newest trustee. “We are excited to welcome Ms. Chang to...
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Emergency lockdown/active shooter drills help build awareness around procedures and test alert systems

TACOMA, Wash. – In an effort to strengthen the college’s emergency preparedness, Bates Technical College will conduct emergency lockdown drills at its three campuses on the dates below. Monday, Oct. 7, South Campus, 2201...
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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...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now highlights the anniversary of Woodstock

This week, it's been half a century since a concert in upstate New York ended up becoming a big part of American history. On this edition of Northwest Now, we talk to University of Washington...

Instructor wins esteemed state award

Bryce Battisti recognized for his contributions to assessment, teaching and student learning TACOMA, Wash. —Bates Technical College instructional designer Bryce Battisti was recently selected as a 2017 Anna Sue McNeill Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award...
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Northwest Now on KBTC tackles the rise of hate-motivated violence

FBI statistic released this month show hate crimes are on the rise, up 17 percent from last year nationally, and up 32 percent in the Pacific Northwest. What's behind all of the recent hate-motivated violence...