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Apprenticeships offer pathway to fulfilling career

  What salaries do apprenticeships offer? Apprenticeship wages vary by trade, but according to the Washington State Education and Research Data Center, five years after completing an apprenticeship through Bates Technical College, median salaries are...

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...

Dental Assistant instructor selected to serve on accreditation commission

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently selected Bates Technical College Dental Assistant instructor Teri Amundsen to serve on their team as an accreditation commissioner during the 2017-2018 session. Amundsen, who was selected from...

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...

OTA instructor Aimee Sidhu receives Exceptional Faculty Award

Annual award recognizes an instructor for exemplary work performance and more TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant instructor Aimee Sidhu received the 2016 Exceptional Faculty Award in a surprise presentation recently. College President...

Bates graduate honored at Transforming Lives Award dinner

Bates Technical College Digital Media and Broadcasting and Video Production graduate Liam Murphy was honored at the Transforming Lives Award dinner in Olympia on Jan. 23. Murphy joined other nominees from the state's 34 two-year community...

Spotlight on Staff: Academic instructor Karrie Zylstra has passion for languages, loves teaching basic...

In this edition of Spotlight on Staff, we sat down with Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) instructor Karrie Zylstra. Read on to find out what inspires her, what she finds as the most important...

Robotics club uses complex programming, builds autonomous paired robots

The robotics club, Bates Bots, is back with an intriguing new project; autonomous paired robots. The club members, comprised of students from various programs, are building two identical autonomous robots, which will be programmed...

Bates Technical College’s Culinary Arts program participates in Governor’s Inaugural Ball

  As part of the 2017 Governor’s Inaugural Ball on Wednesday, Jan. 11, Bates Technical College’s Culinary Arts program will prepare artisan hors d’oeuvres that feature locally-sourced ingredients. The college’s menu lists an array of fragrant...

Martin Luther King Jr. events include annual march, celebration

Bates Technical College will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two community events. The first features speakers Jacquie Banks and Keith Blocker. The celebration, themed “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Journey Continues,” will...