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August 6, 2020
Mike Preston and Norm Vigre join Bellingham Technical College Foundation Board of Directors (PDF)

July 7, 2020
Governor Inslee Appoints Board of Trustees Bill Mirand and Rick Kaiser (PDF)

November 22, 2019
Aspen Institute Names Bellingham Technical College as a Top 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for 2021 Aspen Prize (PDF)

November 19, 2019
See fish conservation technology at work as BTC partners with WHOOSHH to train students on fish transport system Nov. 26 (PDF)

October 9, 2019
Bellingham Technical College Receives $2.25 Million Title III Grant to Increase Access to High-Wage Programs (PDF)

October 2, 2019
BTC Dental Clinic Offers $50 Special for Fillings & $25 New Patient Special Starting In October (PDF)

September 30, 2019
BTC To Offer New Part-Time Practical Nursing Certificate Starting Spring 2020; Learn More At An Info Session Oct. 14 (PDF)

September 20, 2019
BTC's Cosmetology salon opens for fall Sept. 25 with great specials to get your new look for the season (PDF)

May 2, 2019
BTC hosts American Culinary Federation Culinary Salon Competition May 4 (PDF)

April 15, 2019
BTC hosts 20th annual LinuxFest Northwest April 26-28; event includes job fair (PDF)

April 5, 2019
BTC Dental Clinic offers savings on services for students & community members (PDF)

April 5, 2019
Community invited to check out BTC's programs at Info Session Week April 29-May 2 (PDF)

April 5, 2019
BTC & Shell host Energy Careers Prep Night April 23 with career & training information (PDF)

March 21, 2019
BTC hosts spring career & internship fairs April 17 & May 15 (PDF)

March 13, 2019
BTC's Welding Fab Week runs March 18-22, with open house March 22 (PDF)

February 7, 2019
BTC Cosmetology program salon now open for services for the public; $3 shampoo and blowout special for February! (PDF)

January 18, 2019
BTC President Kimberly Perry's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message (PDF)

January 15, 2019 BTC's Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences program partners with Seattle company to test new fish transport & recognition software (PDF)

Watch this page for more information and updates or you can send an email to Marni Saling Mayer, Public Information Officer at: msmayer@btc.edu

 

Press Release Archive

  • 2019

    November 22, 2019
    Aspen Institute Names Bellingham Technical College as a Top 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for 2021 Aspen Prize (PDF)

    November 19, 2019
    See fish conservation technology at work as BTC partners with WHOOSHH to train students on fish transport system Nov. 26 (PDF)

    October 9, 2019
    Bellingham Technical College Receives $2.25 Million Title III Grant to Increase Access to High-Wage Programs (PDF)

    October 2, 2019
    BTC Dental Clinic Offers $50 Special for Fillings & $25 New Patient Special Starting In October (PDF)

    September 30, 2019
    BTC To Offer New Part-Time Practical Nursing Certificate Starting Spring 2020; Learn More At An Info Session Oct. 14 (PDF)

    September 20, 2019
    BTC's Cosmetology salon opens for fall Sept. 25 with great specials to get your new look for the season (PDF)

    May 2, 2019
    BTC hosts American Culinary Federation Culinary Salon Competition May 4 (PDF)

    April 15, 2019
    BTC hosts 20th annual LinuxFest Northwest April 26-28; event includes job fair (PDF)

    April 5, 2019
    BTC Dental Clinic offers savings on services for students & community members (PDF)

    April 5, 2019
    Community invited to check out BTC's programs at Info Session Week April 29-May 2 (PDF)

    April 5, 2019
    BTC & Shell host Energy Careers Prep Night April 23 with career & training information (PDF)

    March 21, 2019
    BTC hosts spring career & internship fairs April 17 & May 15 (PDF)

    March 13, 2019
    BTC's Welding Fab Week runs March 18-22, with open house March 22 (PDF)

    February 7, 2019
    BTC Cosmetology program salon now open for services for the public; $3 shampoo and blowout special for February! (PDF)

    January 18, 2019
    BTC President Kimberly Perry's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message (PDF)

    January 15, 2019 BTC's Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences program partners with Seattle company to test new fish transport & recognition software (PDF)

  • 2018

    December 3, 2018
    Thomas and Martina Horn Foundation establishes $350,000 permanent endowment at BTC Foundation (PDF)

    November 29, 2018
    BTC partners with Washington Alliance for Health Advancement for health insurance enrollment event Tuesday, Dec. 4 (PDF)

    November 5, 2018
    Siemens donates cutting-edge electrical panels, circuit breakers and training materials to BTC's Electrician program; Company reps will tour labs Nov. 7 (PDF)

    August 23, 2018
    BTC & BIAWC expand construction industry certification offerings for Fall Quarter (PDF)

    August 14, 2018
    BTC's new Cosmetology degree is now registering students for Fall Quarter (PDF)

    August 7, 2018
    Lean Six Sigma classes offered at Bellingham Technical College for Yellow, Green and Black Belt certifications starting Fall Quarter (PDF)

    August 7, 2018
    BTC Event Services to offer summer wedding packages; bookings available starting June 2019 (PDF)

    July 16, 2018
    BTC launches new Cosmetology degree starting Fall Quarter 2018 in salon space on Railroad Ave.; Join us for Info Sessions Aug. 1 (PDF)

    June 22, 2018
    BTC to offer new degree in Business Management; Learn more at info sessions June 27 and August 15 (PDF)

    May 8, 2018
    BTC, BIAWC to offer new Construction Core Curriculum short certificate this summer to meet industry demand for skilled workers (PDF)

    April 24, 2018
    Gov. Jay Inslee appoints new trustee, Bradley Smith, to BTC's Board of Trustees (PDF)

    April 24, 2018
    BTC Dental Clinic offers screenings April 25 + May 2 to find patients eligible for free exams, cleanings & x-rays (PDF)

    April 13, 2018
    BTC to host Northwest Washington's largest open source event, LinuxFest, April 28-29 (PDF)

    April 12, 2018
    BTC Board of Trustees Reconfirms Support for BTC President Dr. Kimberly Perry (PDF)

    March 9, 2018
    Watch the sparks fly at Welding Fab Week March 12-16 & bid on a one-of-a-kind sculpture for your garden! (PDF)

    March 2, 2018
    Find your next job at BTC's free Spring Career Fairs: March 8, April 17, May 8 and May 14 (PDF)

    January 23, 2018
    Start your new career: Learn more about BTC's programs and career paths at Info Session Week Feb. 12-15 (PDF)

    January 11, 2018
    Brooks Manufacturing expands BTC Foundation endowment for student scholarships (PDF)

  • 2017

    December 29, 2017
    BTC & WAHA to offer health insurance enrollment assistance Jan. 9 (PDF)

    December 20, 2017
    BTC Dental Clinic offers screenings for reduced-cost care Jan. 5 (PDF)

    October 2, 2017
    BTC Board of Trustees Approves Bellingham Educational Support Team Union Contract (PDF)

    September 27, 2017
    Bellingham Educational Support Team members general salary information (PDF)

    September 27, 2017
    Bellingham Technical College and the Bellingham Educational Support Team Union continue active labor negotiations - Classes cancelled for Thursday, September 28 (PDF)

    September 25, 2017
    Bellingham Technical College and the Bellingham Educational Support Team union continue active labor negotiations - Posted 12:15 pm (PDF)

    September 25, 2017
    Bellingham Technical College cancels classes for Monday, September 25 (PDF)

    September 25, 2017
    Bellingham Technical College and the Bellingham Educational Support Team union continue active labor negotiations - 5 pm (PDF)

    August 28, 2017
    BTC's Campus Center and Perry Center buildings get LEED awards (PDF)

    June 30, 2017

    GLOBAL INTERNSHIP FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH RESULTS IN INCREASED EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

    At Bellingham Technical College, 90% of the interns who completed the program have found employment or entered a training program as a result.PDF

    May 17, 2017

    BTC wins $150,000 College Spark Washington grant to help students succeed in math (PDF)

    April 25, 2017
    Free Open Source Event: BTC to host LinuxFest Northwest May 6-7 (PDF)

    April 21, 2017
    BTC to host Western Regional Student Veteran Conference April 28-29 (PDF)

    April 7, 2017
    BTC Dental Clinic has lower-cost appointments for student & community this spring (PDF)

    April 7, 2017
    BTC highlights Automotive programs with Transportation Info Sessions April 12 & May 2 (PDF)

    March 21, 2017
    BTC to host Caspar Babypants concert April 15 (PDF)

    March 21, 2017
    BTC hosts free American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness presentation April 5 (PDF)

    January 5, 2017
    BTC to host garage sale Jan. 14 to raise money for Nursing student humanitarian trip (PDF)

    January 4, 2017
    BTC and WAHA team up to offer health insurance enrollment event Jan. 12; open to students & community (PDF)

  • 2016

    2016 Archived Press releases and news articles

     

    November 23, 2016
    BTC Announces New Admissions Process for Nursing Program Starting Dec. 5 (PDF)

    November 10, 2016
    BTC Dental Hygiene Program Gets High Ranking Among Two-Year Colleges (PDF)

    November 10, 2016
    2017 Best Community Colleges in America (PDF)

    August 25, 2016
    BTC is approved to offer Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology (PDF)

    June 29, 2016
    BTC grads take the stage for 2016 Commencement: Grad list included (PDF)

    April 19, 2016
    BTC to host LinuxFest Northwest April 23-24 (PDF)

    April 18, 2016
    BTC Welding Rodeo brings mythical creatures to life May 13-14; Culinary Competition heats up kitchens May 14-15 (PDF)

    April 18, 2016
    BTC to host info sessions on new Clean Energy degree program April 21 & May 3 (PDF)

    April 7, 2016
    BTC to host three spring career fairs, financial fair for students & community members starting April 14 (PDF)

    March 25, 2016
    BTC to offer new veteran scholarship through Vietnam Veterans of America endowment (PDF)

    March 10, 2016
    BTC Diesel instructor Jeff Curtis wins Educator of the Year award at national auto industry expo (PDF)

    February 25, 2016
    Gov. Inslee appoints new BTC Trustee, Jeff Callender, Regional Director of Public Affairs at Phillips 66 (PDF)

    February 5, 2016
    Bellingham Technical College approved to offer its first Bachelor of Applied Science degree (PDF)

  • 2015

    2015 Archived Press releases and news articles

    November 24, 2015
    BTC, Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement to host free insurance enrollment event Dec. 2 (PDF)

    November 23, 2015
    BTC to host free forum on community resources for veterans Dec. 3 (PDF)

    November 19, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College Named One of Nation's Top Fundraising Two-Year Colleges for its Size (PDF)

    November 4, 2015
    BTC to host Veterans Appreciation Luncheon for Student, Staff, and Faculty Veterans Nov. 6 (PDF)

    October 26, 2015
    BTC implements high-demand LEAN training for students, faculty in Manufacturing, Transportation programs (PDF)

    October 12, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College, Whatcom Community College receive $3.25 million Title III cooperative grant (PDF)

    September 22, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College Awarded Achieving the Dream Leader College Status (PDF)

    July 21, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College Receives $1.1 Million TRIO Student Support Services Grant, Is Only First-Time Recipient in Washington State (PDF)

    June 24, 2015
    BTC Celebrates 2015 Graduates at Commencement

    June 24, 2015
    BTC Foundation Elects New Board Member Scott Renne

    June 4, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College Board of Trustees Announces Dr. Kimberly Perry as Next President (PDF)

    June 2, 2015
    BTC celebrates high school grads with BTC-Bound Day June 9 (PDF)

    May 28, 2015
    BTC to host Information Technology Career Fair Tuesday, June 2 (PDF)

    May 7, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College, Alcoa Foundation Offer Women in Manufacturing Event for Women, Youth to Explore Careers in Manufacturing (PDF)

    May 7, 2015
    Welding Rodeo, Culinary Competition bring Fire and Ice to BTC May 15-17 (PDF)

    May 6, 2015
    BTC Announces Presidential Search Finalists and Candidate Open Forum Dates (PDF)

    April 8, 2015
    BTC to host Industrial Technology & Manufacturing Career Fair, Financial Fair April 16 (PDF)

    March 13, 2015
    BTC Nursing Program, Whatcom Health Dept. partner for free adult vaccine clinic March 19 (PDF)

    February 27, 2015
    Health and business career fair at BTC Tuesday morning, March 10 (PDF)

    February 27, 2015
    BTC Nursing Program to host open house for clinical simulation lab March 10 (PDF)

    January 12, 2015
    Bellingham Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program Headed To Vegas For Regional Competition. (PDF)

  • 2014

    2014 Archived Press releases and news articles

     

    June 18, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College Foundation Elects Six New Board Members. (PDF)

    June 13, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College Receives $25,000 Endowment Scholarship From Bellingham Yacht Club (PDF)

    April 14, 2014
    Manufacturing And Industrial Career Fair At Bellingham Technical College Thursday April 17 From 10:30 am To 12:30 pm (PDF)

    April 11, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College Dental Hygiene Students Offer Free Teeth Screenings Tuesday From 3-5 pm. Drop-Ins Welcome!

    April 11, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College Hosts Linuxfest Northwest April 26 And 27 On Campus (PDF)

    April 11, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College (BTC) holds its annual Welding Rodeo and Skills Challenge on the BTC campus on May 16 and 17, 2014 (Friday and Saturday) (PDF)

    March 14, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College Dental Hygiene Student Offer Free Teeth Screenings As Part Of Final Training. (PDF)

    March 7, 2014
    Free Health And Business Career & Employment Fair At Bellingham Technical College (PDF)

    February 28, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College Hosts Manufacturing Summit To Strategize With Industry, Education And Policy Leaders On Skills Gap In Manufacturing Workforce (PDF)

    February 21, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College's Welding Program Designated As An American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility (PDF)

    February 21, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program Wins Multiple Awards: The American Culinary Federation State Competition, Chef Of The Year, And Student Of The Year (PDF)

    February 7, 2014
    Bellingham Technical College And Alcoa Foundation To Provide Paid Internships For Unemployed Youth (PDF)

    January 13, 2014
    Governor Inslee Appoints New Trustee, Kelly Espinoza, VP Patient Care Services Peacehealth St. Joseph Medical Center To Bellingham Technical College (PDF)

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July 2020

July 12: Bellingham Herald

The four higher education presidents in Whatcom County were involved in the writing of this piece which appeared in the Bellingham Herald (PDF)

  • News Archive

    2016

    November 10:
    BTC listed as #5 in Best Community Colleges in America (PDF)
    BTC Culinary Arts Program Ranks High in Top 10 in Washington State (PDF)
    BTC's Dental Hygiene Program Recognized Nationally (PDF)

    September 14: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham Technical College welcomes ITT transfer students (PDF)

    August 29: Bellingham Herald
    BTC approved to offer Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology (PDF)

    August 2: Bellingham Herald
    BTC to host info sessions Aug. 9 & 13 for new Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management (PDF)

    June 20: Bellingham Herald
    Crash snapped his neck, but life in wheelchair doesn’t stop BTC grad (PDF)

    May 11: Bellingham Herald
    Welders to make mythical creatures at Bellingham Technical College Welding Rodeo (PDF)
    BTC's Café Culinaire gets rave review (PDF)
    Bellingham Technical College Welding Rodeo: Of Myth and Metal (PDF)

    April 18: Bellingham Herald
    BTC's Café Culinaire: delicious food, coveted reservations (PDF)

    April 12: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham Technical College to host career fairs (PDF)

    March 4: Bellingham Herald
    BTC gets the OK to offer first bachelor's degree (PDF)
    February 7: Bellingham Alive
    BTC Black Ties and High Heels Save Lives Gala photo page (PDF)

    June 5: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham Technical College names Kimberly Perry as new president. (PDF)

    May 13: Cascadia Weekly
    BTC Welding Rodeo: Wrangling scrap into sculpture (PDF)

    April 4: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham Technical College certifications provide path to manufacturing jobs. (PDF)

    March 17: Bellingham Herald
    BTC classes give parents a place to start (PDF)

    March 4: Bellingham Herald
    Experts examine ideas to grow Whatcom County’s manufacturing workforce (PDF)

    February 21: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham Technical College's welding program earns new accreditation (PDF)

    January 20: Bellingham Business Journal
    Kelly Espinoza has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the board of trustees at Bellingham Technical College. (PDF)

    December 13: Bellingham Herald
    Open house Tuesday and BTC's new fisheries building (PDF)

    November 21: Bellingham Herald
    Startup Weekend Bellingham helps economy-growing entrepreneurs (PDF)
    November 13: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham college's $4.5 million fisheries building completed (PDF)

    October 1: Bellingham Herald
    Bellingham Technical College board approves contracts reached during strike (PDF)

    September 30: MyNorthwest.com
    Classes beginning at Bellingham Technical College (PDF)

    September 28: Bellingham Herald
    BTC, unions reach tentative contract agreements; school to begin Monday (PDF)

    September 27: Bellingham Herald
    BTC Foundation offers emergency grants to students, negotiations continue (PDF)

    September 25: Bellingham Herald
    Second union votes to strike at Bellingham Technical College (PDF)

    September 24: KPLU
    Teachers Strike at Bellingham Technical College (PDF)

    September 24: Q13Fox - KCPQ-TV
    Some local college instructors headed to the picket line (PDF)

    September 23: Bellingham Herald
    Teachers go on strike; no classes Tuesday at Bellingham Technical College (PDF)

    September 22: Bellingham Herald
    As students move in, WWU warns marijuana still banned on campus (PDF)

    September 20: Bellingham Herald
    BTC awarded $2.75 million grant to retrain unemployed for nursing jobs (PDF)

    September 16: Bellingham Herald
    Colleges, support services helping Whatcom County grow tech businesses (PDF)

    September 11: Bellingham Herald
    Technical College offers updated degrees that lead to jobs (PDF)

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