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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Local alumni credits Bates for successful career as construction inspector

With retirement in the coming months, Pierce County Development Engineering Inspector Tom Eddy looked back at his 40-year career as a civil construction inspector, and found that Bates Technical College played a critical role...

Advanced Technology Center construction delivers hands-on learning zone

Providing students with real-world learning opportunities is a hallmark of the educational experience at Bates Technical College. So when construction began last year on the Advanced Technology Center at Central/Mohler Campus, a handful of program...

Brian Griffin – Electronic & Communications System Technology

Brian Griffin '14 started his education at Bates Technical College in the Electronic and Communications Systems Technology program. He earned his associate in applied science in May, 2014.

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,...

Scholarships help self-pay welding student fuel passion and purpose

Second-year Welding student Matthew Usher spent nearly two years at Western Washington University before switching gears to pursue his passion. “Mechanical engineering was my focus since graduating from high school, but I was not...

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...

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...

Bates student honored with Transforming Lives Award

Award recognizes students whose lives have been transformed through their experience at a Washington state community or technical college TACOMA, Wash. –Bates Technical College student Raymond Power will receive a $500 Transforming Lives award from...

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...

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...