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Friday, May 25, 2018

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...

A career as a civil engineer

Excerpt from Raeshawna Sager's speech, Bates Sizzles fundraiser, April 24, 2014 Being native to Tacoma and its surrounding cities, I never thought I would remain here to further my educational pursuits. It was once told...

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...

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...

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...

Dental Lab Technician graduate makes lasting impression, lands job

After high school, Ramona Lohman enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle and earned a bachelor’s degree in game art and design. When she entered the workforce, Ramona searched for work in the gaming...

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...

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...

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.

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...