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Friday, May 25, 2018

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...

Bates nominates nursing student for All-Washington Academic Team

Bates Technical College has selected Practical Nurse student Bridgette Leech to represent the college as a member of the All-Washington Academic Team. Governor Jay Inslee will honor Leech and other nominees from across the...

Non-traditional path is tradition for this female auto body student

For Technical High School student Demry Polum, working in a male-dominated environment doesn’t intimidate her. In fact, it’s in her blood. Her grandmother was a truck driver for five years, and her mother has been...

Broadcast and video production students gain experience at annual holiday festival

Hands-on learning is a hallmark of an education at Bates, and students in the college’s Broadcasting/Video Production program had a jolly good time at a recent event. The 35th Holiday Food and Gift Festival came...