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Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission approves Bates as education provider

More than 34,000 Saudi Arabian students studied in the United States during the 2011-12 academic year, making the country the fourth-largest provider of foreign students to U.S. colleges after China, India and South Korea. And now, this group of international students can attend Bates Technical College with a full scholarship from their country. Read More»

Bates students compete in national competition, earn medal

Students Chris Hansen and Islena Jones competed last week in the 49th SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., and brought home a bronze medal. Read More»

KBTC Public Television reels in its 10th Emmy Award

For the sixth consecutive year, KBTC, a service of Bates Technical College, has won an Emmy Award from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read More»

Congressman Kilmer to visit Bates Technical College, tour programs

Rep. Derek Kilmer will make his first official visit as a Congressman to a public technical or community college on Monday, May 13 at Bates Technical College. Kilmer will visit the Downtown Campus, where he will take part in a discussion with students, tour select high-demand programs, and participate in a roundtable lunch discussion with college stakeholders. Read More»

Brent Mason named KBTC’s manager of individual giving

KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College, recently announced the appointment of Brent Mason as manager of individual giving, effective May 2. Mason will be responsible for membership, major donor cultivation and planned giving. Read More»

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