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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Inspiring Bates student among Transforming Lives award nominees

Bates Technical College student Anthony Hickonbottom is among the nominees for the state's Trustee Association of Community and Technical Colleges 2016 Transforming Lives Award. The annual award honors and recognizes students and alumni from the...

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...

Diesel-powered trailblazer: Army spouse pursues non-traditional career

The wife of an Army chemical corps member, Diana Hoffmann and her family were used to moving around. Within six years, the family had called five states their home. Because of the frequent moves...

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...

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...

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...

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...