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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Employee opening day and inservice kicks off 2017-2018 academic year

More than 300 faculty and staff gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for opening day activities to help recognize career milestones, welcome new coworkers and prepare for the start of fall quarter. The day included...

Northwest Now on KBTC examines McCleary funding

Just when you thought all was well as kids returned to school, there's growing concern that the legislature's fix on the McCleary school funding debacle has come up short. Did the state budget provide a...

Bates Technical College vice president attends Harvard Institute for Educational Management

Dr. Lin Zhou, vice president of institutional effectiveness and student success, spent two weeks in July at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. to participate in the Harvard Institute for Educational Management. “Harvard University’s Institute for...

Mobile cooking, higher learning

Owning and operating a mobile food truck has jumped in popularity. According to an industry research firm, the street-food business is a two-billion-dollar industry that has gained momentum over the past five years. This surge...

Fire Service student nabs gold in national SkillsUSA competition

Fire Service student Dallin Wilson took home gold at the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference last month. The annual event is a competitive showcase of career and technical education students, with more than...

Documentary ‘Killing Us Softly 4’ airs as part of Diversity Academy

Diversity Academy organizers will offer a viewing of the documentary 'Killing Us Softly 4' across the three campuses in next week. The video is the newest edition of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing...

Tuition payment plan now an option for Bates students

The ability to pay tuition can often serve as a barrier for students to earn their degree. To help make education and degree attainment more accessible and affordable, Bates Technical College now offers a...

Business Administration programs earn industry accreditation

Four associate degree-granting programs hold coveted international accreditation TACOMA, Wash. – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded accreditation to four programs at Bates Technical College. The programs, which include Accounting, Administrative...

Machinist instructor named to advisory board of industry accrediting body

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has selected Machinist program instructor Steve Rose to serve on the advisory council. NIMS, the manufacturing industry’s certification body, sets industry skills standards, certifies individual skills against the...

Dental Lab Technician graduate makes lasting impression, lands job

After high school, Ramona Lohman enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle and earned a bachelor’s degree in game art and design. When she entered the workforce, Ramona searched for work in the gaming...