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Saturday, September 26, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Sheet Metal graduate sees success in fabrication

A year after earning his Associate in Applied Science, Sheet Metal graduate Jerad Shirley thrives in the industry—both in experience and pay. But the pathway to success wasn’t easy. When his mother told him about...

‘A whale of a good time’ awaits Fantasy Lights visitors

Visitors will get a big whale-come to this year’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. Bates Technical College welding students crafted a ginormous whale as part of the college’s contribution to the holiday drive-through gift...

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...
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National SkillsUSA competition nets big win for Bates Technical College student

The SkillsUSA competition is an event displaying the best career and technical education students in the nation. TACOMA, Wash. –For the second consecutive year, Bates Technical College Power Sports and Equipment Technology program student Kevin...

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,...

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...

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...