The event features career programs through tours, information fair and activities

TACOMA, Wash. – Curious about Bates Technical College’s programs? You’re invited to the college’s annual Open House on Thursday, May 5, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., in Tacoma.

The Open House features an information fair with representatives from student services, financial aid, Technical High School, the testing center, along with various faculty, who will share information about their program.

During the event, attendees can participate in interactive activities with several career education programs, like Fire Service, Welding, and aerospace programs. Those who wish to transfer into four-year institutions will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from University of Washington Tacoma, City University, and more.

The college’s food truck, Curbside Urban Cuisine, will be open for business during lunch time.

For more information about this free event and to register, call 253.680.7302 or visit

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in more than 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

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