Thursday, June 7, 2012

Be a booth volunteer at the Puyallup Fair

Outreach and Recruitment needs student and staff volunteers to represent Bates Technical College at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 10, 11 and 23.

The college fair booth is located in the education area on the first floor of the Pavilion building near the Gold Gate at the corner of Meridian & 9th Ave SW (main entry). The booth will be stocked with class schedules, information request cards, brochures and more. Your role is to do what you do best: promote the college!

Shifts are available on Monday, Sept. 10, Tuesday, Sept. 11, or Sunday, Sept. 23 at the following times:
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12:30-3 p.m.
3-5:30 p.m.
5:30-8 p.m.
8-10 p.m.
As a Bates representative, you’ll receive free parking and fair entrance.

Contact Patricia Chase, x7302, to sign up for your shift today!

Bookstores close for inventory

Both the Downtown and the South Campus bookstores will close Monday, June 25-Wednesday, June 27 for inventory.

Please direct questions to Spiro Manthou, general services manager.

UPDATED: The bookstores will remain closed Thursday, June 28, with the possibility of also being closed on Friday, June 29. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Junk In Your Trunk community sales return

Imagine treasure hunting at scores of garage sales without driving all day. 

Pierce County Parks and Recreation kicks off its fourth season by hosting four Junk in Your Trunk Community Sales on June 23, July 14, Aug. 4, and Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma. Admission and parking is free.

This is a great opportunity to clear out your closets, basements and storage units and sell items from your vehicles. Spots for sellers are limited to the number of parking spaces available. 

To reserve a spot, go to or call 253.798.4141. The registration fee is $20 per car, truck or van or $30 per RV or camper.

Pierce County hosts aerospace summit

There are more than 80 firms in the aerospace supply chain in Pierce County, and their industry is changing rapidly because of increased global demand for commercial air travel and a highly competitive marketplace.

That's why Executive Pat McCarthy and the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County are hosting the first-ever Pierce County Aerospace Summit on July 27. Business owners and managers who are involved in the aerospace industry – or want to expand into the supply chain – will hear from experts in areas such as workforce training, taxes, business financing and defense contracting. The keynote speaker is Drew Magill, Boeing's marketing director for commercial airplanes, who will present the company's market outlook.

"Pierce County has a strong aerospace cluster that employs thousands of workers, whether that's directly with Boeing at its Frederickson plant or with suppliers who work in metal fabrication, plastics, composites, tool manufacturing or software development," McCarthy said. "State data show that every direct job created in the aerospace industry generates 2.8 jobs across all sectors of the local economy. Growing our aerospace employment is good for everyone in Pierce County."

"This event will provide an opportunity for aerospace suppliers to learn more about available services and resources in the region," added Bruce Kendall, president of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County.

The Pierce County Aerospace Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, in William Philip Hall on the campus of the University of Washington Tacoma. Space is limited. Attendees can register at