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Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving program instructor Bob Gunter recognized with prestigious award

Annual award recognizes faculty for exemplary work performance and more TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level program instructor Bob Gunter recently received the 2020 Exceptional Faculty Award in a surprise presentation,...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now talks grunge with Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt

Along with coffee and rain, Seattle is famous for its music scene--specifically grunge. On this edition of Northwest Now, we talk to Bruce Pavitt, founder of Sub Pop Records, which launched legendary acts like...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now discusses workforce education in the South Sound, effects of pandemic

These days, there is a lot of uncertainty, but what's not uncertain is the continued need for aggressive moves to train and retain an increasingly larger local workforce in the South Sound. So what's...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now: Tacoma growth and Coronavirus airs Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 Stay Safe, Stay Well. We keep hearing about all the jobs employers can't fill in Western Washington. What's being done about it, and what are the trends and strategies that might help the South Sound...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now episode focuses on COVID-19

As the World Health Organization officially declares COVID-19 a global pandemic, and government leaders close schools and other public facilities, uncertainty over individual health and our economy continues to rise by the day. On this...
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America’s Public Television Stations elects KBTC Public Television executive director and general manager as...

Tacoma, Wash. – DeAnne Hamilton, executive director and general manager of Emmy Award-winning KBTC Public Television, was recently elected as a trustee for America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). Hamilton’s term began Monday, Feb. 24. APTS...

Blood Drive at South Campus Thursday, Jan. 30

Save a life! Bates will host the Bloodworks Bloodmobile at South Campus, 2201 S 78th Street, Tacoma, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed 11 a.m. - Noon). Sign up and wait...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now sits down with Congressman Derek Kilmer

To say it's a turbulent time in our nation's history is putting it lightly. With a bitter political divide, not only across the country, but within our own government. Just how much longer until...

Voter registration drive next week at South Campus Library

Your Vote is Your Voice Bates Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters, is hosting a voter registration drive on Thursday, Jan. 16. This event will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the South Campus...
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Governor Jay Inslee appoints Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to Adult Education Advisory...

President Zhou will join a group of individuals within the state who have an interest in adult education and literacy TACOMA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to...