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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Proof positive: How one graduate changed her outlook, graduated with job offer

Recent Administrative Medical Assistant graduate Aquita Pickney’s smile widens when she talks about her bright future, with a job offer working as a Claims Associate-Initial Loss Reporting at State Farm Insurance. Though she radiates confidence...

Bates Technical College students win medal, certificate at national competition

The SkillsUSA competition is an event showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. TACOMA, Wash. – Two Bates Technical College Fire Service students took home top honors at last month’s 2016...

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...

Under the sea: Students add sparkle to Fantasy Lights with wild whales and large...

Four whales breaching in the sparkling waters and a lively lobster dazzle your eyes as you wind your way through Fantasy Lights this year. Reaching between 12 and 17 feet high, the structures are...

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...

Aruba native makes the cut in Dental Lab program

Oranjestad, Aruba native Jonathan Garcia consulted the Internet to choose the perfect educational institution for his first study-abroad experience. When he discovered Bates Technical College’s Dental Lab Technician program, he knew it was the...

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...

Inspiring Bates student among Transforming Lives award nominees

Bates Technical College student Anthony Hickonbottom is among the nominees for the state's Trustee Association of Community and Technical Colleges 2016 Transforming Lives Award. The annual award honors and recognizes students and alumni from the...

Broadcasting and video production student thrives through hands-on learning

People often say that if you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. When Therron Rivers moved his family from Tucson, Arizona to Tacoma, his career goal was...

Engineering her future: welder finds life in non-traditional career path

Paola Garcia is one step closer to her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. Rising from a difficult upbringing with no support system or parental guidance, she felt little motivation for high school. She remembers...