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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»

Bates students and staff raise funds for needy families

On Dec. 1 and 2, 6:30-10 a.m., staff and student volunteers will canvas Yakima Avenue from 11th to Earnest S. Brazill streets seeking cash, non-perishable food items and toy donations. Throughout the fundraiser, Bates’ Fire Service students will carry on the annual tradition of performing push-ups for cash donations. Read More»

Low-income students helped through special services grant at local technical colleges

Low income students at Bates and Clover Park Technical Colleges now have access to special services because of the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) grant from the Dept. of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Read More»

Bates president announces plans to retireBates president announces plans to retire

Bates Technical College President Lyle Quasim announced at the Sept. 20 Board of Trustees meeting that he will retire effective Jan. 1, 2012. Quasim has served as president since January 2010. Read More»

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