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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pre-college transition specialist helps transform futures with valuable support services

Enrolling in college can be a daunting task. But with the help of Bates Technical College's Pre-college Transition Services, students find a supportive path to transforming their lives. Andrea Cobb, the college's Pre-college Transition Specialist, provides valuable support and...

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...

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,...