Outreach and Recruitment

Welcome to the Bates Outreach & Recruitment Office! Our mission is to inform prospective students, increase access to educational opportunities, and connect students to critical resources.

Outreach & Recruitment builds a strong relationship with high schools, community organizations, local businesses, the military, other colleges and universities and, of course, students and parents.

We coordinate several events every year to allow you to learn more about Bates.

Career Counselors and Educators Conference:

Learn about important trends in our economy that are changing students’ path to success in our local job market

Learn more about our College career programs, training offerings and services.

Learn about how The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations and more!

A delicious breakfast will be provided!

Register now for 2020

Open Houses: Our fun, interactive Open Houses at each campus showcase the college. Participants can explore our career pathways and programs, tour the campus, talk with financial aid experts, and learn about scholarships, grants and more!

IGNITE Conference: Interactive – Hands on event to inspire more girls to pursue STEM careers. Register now for 2020

VIP PASS: Come to Bates Technical College and learn about our exciting programs.  With our VIP PASS any prospective high school or adult student can spend a half day shadowing a program at any of our three vibrant campuses. You’ll learn in hands –on environment that mimics a real workplace from instructors who are experts in the field. Meet with other students with similar interest and inspirations! Class visits are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. When classes are in session.

Enrollment Blitz: If you’re thinking about college but are worried about the college enrollment process, Bates Technical College can ease your mind. You can complete Bates steps to enrollment for fall and spring quarters courses at the campus through a one-stop enrollment services event.


Enrollment Blitz – Spring Start – Central/Mohler Campus

March 4th 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Enrollment Blitz -Fall Start- Downtown Campus

September 2, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Our staff can also visit your high school or attend your educational fair.

To arrange a presentation at your school or event, or to ask general or specific questions about the college or the admissions process, email your request to Patricia Chase

Bates Technical College is closed to the public, but we are here to help you virtually. Most of our classes are offered remotely through Summer Quarter. Get important updates and information