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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...

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...

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...

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...

Bates Technical College students visit Olympia, deliver unique message

A handful of Bates Technical College students and staff delivered a sweet message to several state legislators and their aides on Tuesday, Feb. 10, during the 23rd annual Legislative Cookie Day. The group visited the...

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...

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...

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...

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...