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Bates’ Brain Series explores how early language experiences shape brain development

Whether it’s singing nursery rhymes, reading to children, or verbally engaging with babies and toddlers, each interaction fosters brain development. Explore how loving and warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development at Bates Technical College’s Brain Series lecture. Read More»

Bates Technical College celebrates groundbreaking for new Central/Mohler Campus building

Hundreds of Bates Technical College students will study and learn in a new state-of-the-art building when it opens on Central/Mohler Campus, 2320 S. 19th Street, in 2015. City of Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will join college officials, labor representatives, community members, employees and students on Tuesday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Central/Mohler Campus to celebrate the groundbreaking of the 53,000 square foot Advanced Technology Center, designed by McGranahan Architects. Read More»

Bates students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Bates Technical College students Elke Schwartz and Renee Sweet have been selected as members of the All-Washington Academic Team for their academic achievement and community service. Along with other top scholars from the state’s 34 technical and community colleges, the two will be honored and presented with a medallion at a reception in Olympia on Thursday, March 27. Read More»

Bates Technical College showcases programs, campus at Open House

– Are you curious about Bates Technical College’s programs? You’re invited to the college’s annual Open House on Thursday, April 17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., in Tacoma. Read More»

KBTC Public Television’s Northwest Now wins Telly Awards

KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College, recently announced it has won two bronze Telly Awards for public affairs program Northwest Now. Read More»

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