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Program Highlight

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Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician

With the increase in manufacturing in the state of Washington, so has the demand for skilled electronics and robotics technicians.If you've got a creative mind, like to to solve problems and work with computers, then seize the opportunity to be a part of this burgeoning field.

The program prepares students for entry into electrical apprenticeships as well as offers in-depth career training for those interested in becoming an electronics technician in the manufacturing, scientific, aerospace, or civilian military industries. Learn more.

Staff Spotlight

Aimee Sidhu
Aimee Sidhu, occupational therapy assistant instructor

Aimee Sidhu, MA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Assistant instructor and fieldwork coordinator, has been an instructor at Bates Technical College since the OTA program began in 2011. Aimee has been an occupational therapist since 2000 and has worked primarily with children with special needs enrolled in Washington or California public schools. 

Aimee recently shared that she is "inspired by the dedication of my students to embark on this career journey. Occupational therapy is a helping profession, and the students I have been grateful to work with are consistently reliable, cooperative, kind, friendly and genuine."

Find out what else inspires Aimee.