State’s top companies, community groups boosting veteran employment, training


Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, Friday led the passage of Senate Resolution 8680, honoring businesses and community partners that have made a commitment to train, recruit and hire veterans entering the private sector. Leaders from Washington’s top companies and veterans joined members of the state Senate Friday in advance of the resolution to hear from elected leaders and veterans at local companies about their experience transitioning into the civilian workforce. [Read more…]

Bates Technical College Foundation’s island-themed fundraiser benefits students in need

TACOMA, Wash. — The annual Bates Technical College Foundation fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, will transport you to the tropics on Thursday, April 30, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma. Bring your appetite, and we’ll provide the Mai Tais. [Read more…]

Air Mobility Command announces cancellation of Rodeo 2015

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Air Mobility Command announced today that the 2015 Rodeo readiness competition, which was scheduled to take place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in August, has been canceled.

General Darren McDew, AMC commander, decided to cancel the competition largely because of the high current operations tempo for mobility Airmen and budget constraints. [Read more…]

CPTC: preparing for management level with BASMO


There isn’t much of Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus that Bryan Daniels hasn’t seen.

His education at CPTC started as a high school student at Northwest Career & Technical High School. After graduation he earned his associate’s degree in the Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration/Service Technician Program. While a student he became employed at Hayes Child Development Center. [Read more…]