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Local athlete Steve Ferreira speaks at annual Disability Awareness Day

Bates Technical College will host local athlete and disability awareness advocate Steve Ferreira at the annual Disability Awareness Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be held at the college’s South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma. Read More»

Hoptoberfest features local brewery, benefits Bates students and programs

Tacoma’s first microbrewery, Harmon Brewing Co., has partnered with Bates Technical College’s Foundation for the annual Hoptoberfest event, a beer-and-food-pairing fundraiser. Read More»

PCTV moves to Bates Technical College under new partnership

Pierce County TV, the award-winning channel that provides transparency for nine local governments, has moved its operations to Bates Technical College under a new partnership that expands training opportunities for students. Read More»

Bates in top 20 percent of military-friendly schools

Bates Technical College has earned a “Military Friendly School” designation in the 2014 Victory Media Military Friendly® Schools List. The annual list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members, veterans and spouses as students, and to ensure their success on campus. Read More»

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»

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