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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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...

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...

Smiling with confidence: Hands-on learning key to Dental Assisting graduate’s success

Five years of braces, three oral surgeries, and several other dental procedures— that’s what drew 21-year-old Sarah Lindner to pursue a career as a dental assistant. Explains Sarah, “Through my journey, I had always appreciated...

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...

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.

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...

Student chefs nab top awards at area culinary competitions

Students in Bates Technical College's Culinary Arts program have been busy racking up awards at two regional competitions. The first competition brought a group of six students, along with chef instructors Richard Houle, JJ Meland and...

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...

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...

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...