55.7 F
Tacoma, US
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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...

Engineering her future: welder finds life in non-traditional career path

Paola Garcia is one step closer to her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. Rising from a difficult upbringing with no support system or parental guidance, she felt little motivation for high school. She remembers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bates Technical College student named 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Tacoma, Wash. — Diessa Johnson-Scott, a Practical Nurse program student at Bates Technical College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members named as a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She...

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...

Photography passion fuels career path

“I realized I wanted a career in photography when I came to Bates,” says 19-year-old Taylor Henson. “I was influenced by the people around who were focused on their career paths, and I wanted...