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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Bates Technical College student wins gold medal at national competition

The SkillsUSA competition is an event displaying the best career and technical education students in the nation. TACOMA, Wash. –Bates Technical College Power Sports and Equipment Technology program student Kevin Neill won a gold medal...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mastering shears and shaves, Davis makes the cut

Shortly after he graduated from high school in 2001, Jerohl Davis pursued a career in construction. Though it paid well, Jerohl said it was hard to keep busy year-round. “I had to work in the...

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...

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,...

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...

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...