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Community and technical colleges ramp up machining programs for aerospace industry

Eleven community and technical colleges in Washington state are among the first in the nation to implement a new national program touted by President Obama as key to getting Americans back to work. Read More»

Bates students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Two Bates students named to All-Washington Academic TeamStudents will receive scholarships and recognition Read More»

National organization recertifies Bates program

National truck driving organization recertifies Bates programCommercial Truck Driving-Entry Level program meets or exceeds industry standards Read More»

Bates commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with celebration and march to Tacoma Dome

Bates Technical College will highlight service, leadership and responsibility at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The event will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the college’s Downtown Campus Auditorium, 1101 S. Yakima Avenue in Tacoma. Read More»

Aerospace grant funds short-term CNC Operator program at Bates

Those interested in a career in manufacturing and aerospace now have another opportunity for training. Armed with $91,229 from the Governor’s Investment in Aerospace grant, Bates Technical College now offers a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator course that prepares students for entry-level employment in the state’s booming manufacturing and aerospace industries. Read More»

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