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Graduate Speaker Katie Say

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...

American Lake Veterans Golf Course the highlight of Bates Technical College’s Veterans Day celebration

Each year, Bates Technical College marks Veterans Day with an event that honors those who have served our country. On Thursday, Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the South Campus Auditorium, the college will hold an event that...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now: Environmental dangers and Puget Sound habitat

The clock is ticking on many of the endangered species that inhabit Puget Sound. The destruction of habitat is a major factor and that includes cement bulkheads and towering breakwaters made of stone that...

Bates construction project aims to create diverse talent pool to fill health care jobs

Did you know that Bates Technical College’s Downtown Campus is near several health care facilities and hospitals in Tacoma? This, coupled with the increasing demand for workers in allied health and STEM-related fields, is why...

Bates Carpentry program builds tiny home for homeless

The tiny home trend is not just for those who want to downsize their living space. These homes are also shelters for those experiencing homelessness. This year, Washington's Workforce Board has put together a Career and...
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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...

Happy Holidays from Bates Technical College

Sending you holiday cheer from Bates Technical College! We collaborated with our talented Digital Media students to create this special holiday message. We hope you enjoy it.

City of Tacoma approves more funding for pre-apprenticeship program

The Tacoma City Council recently approved additional funding for pre-apprenticeship opportunities in Pierce County. As part of its mid-biennium budget adjustment in December, the City Council approved an additional $120,000 in funding for the Trade...

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...

Associated Student Government seeks leaders, plays vital role in students’ lives

Once again, election time for Bates Technical College’s Associated Student Government is upon us, so now is the time to reacquaint our student body with their ASG. Bates’ student government is unique because there is...