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Friday, July 20, 2018

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...

Bates Technical College student wins City Club of Tacoma leadership award

Annual Dennis Seinfeld award recognizes a community member with exceptional leadership qualities. TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College student Sophia Tran received the Dennis Seinfeld Emerging Leader award at a City Club of Tacoma dinner...

High School 21+ graduate and administrative medical assistant student writes prescription for victory

After she dropped out of her Tacoma high school during senior year, April Green went to work as an office assistant. She left school because of a change in her family situation, but it...

Three Bates Technical College students named to All-Washington Academic Team

High-performing students receive recognition as part of the prestigious academic team Bates Technical College representatives have selected three students to represent the college as members of the All-Washington Academic Team. Governor Jay Inslee will honor...

In demand: A degree in electronic communications systems downloads rewarding careers

In a world that is increasingly dependent upon efficient and reliable electronic and communications systems, it isn’t surprising that students who earn degrees in this field are hired soon after graduation. At Bates Technical College,...

Fantasy Lights and Bates Technical College partnership fuels real-world experience

The largest drive-through holiday lights display in the Northwest is just south of Tacoma at Spanaway Park. With more than 300 vibrant installations, Fantasy Lights has become a tradition for many—including students at Bates...

Senator Patty Murray tours college’s Early Learning Center, talks access to child care

Did you know that the cost of child care has increased by 25 percent in the past decade? With costs steadily rising, more families are forced to pay more than they make for child...

Broadcasting student wins award from TV organization

Bates Technical College Broadcasting/Video Production student Annika Welsh won the 2017 College Award for Excellence from the Northwest Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Annika took home the award in...

Dental Lab Technician graduate makes lasting impression, lands job

After high school, Ramona Lohman enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle and earned a bachelor’s degree in game art and design. When she entered the workforce, Ramona searched for work in the gaming...

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...