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Fall quarter at Bates Technical College brings new educational opportunities

In response to evolving industries and demand for skilled employees, Bates Technical College has added new educational pathways to its diverse list of program offerings. Read More»

Infusion of funding spurs growth in high-demand aerospace programs

Bates Technical College will receive $411,771 from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to expand the capacity of the Welding and Machinist programs. Read More»

Filipino youth organization and Japanese drum group perform at Bates' Global Heritage Celebration

Bates Technical College's 19th annual Global Heritage Celebration will feature cultural dance performances and booming drums. Watch The Pilipino American Youth Organization (PAYO) and Okinawa Kenjin-Kai Taiko Drumming Troupe on Thursday, June 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the college's South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma. Read More»

Economic Development Board leader delivers keynote at Bates' commencement

Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County’s President and CEO Bruce Kendall will deliver the keynote address at Bates Technical College’s seventy-fourth commencement exercise, held in the exhibition hall of the Tacoma Dome on Friday, May 30 at 6 p.m. Read More»

Bates Foundation event raises funds for students, features silent auction and jazz guitarist Michael Powers

Acclaimed Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers will perform once again at Bates Technical College Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, Thursday, April 24, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma. Read More»

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