Four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey served as the keynote speaker at the 2017 CPTC Foundation Scholarship Banquet on April 18 at the McGavick Conference Center.

Foundation Hosts Record-Breaking Scholarship Banquet

April 28, 2017

Scholarships can make the difference between a student having to drop out or attaining a life-changing education, and the Clover Park Technical College Foundation recognized their importance April 18 at the 11th annual Scholarship Banquet at the McGavick Conference Center.

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From left to right: Schuyller Nagorski (RPM Scholar), Renee Crist (America's Car Museum Collections Manager), Ericka DeBoer (RPM Scholar) and Manfred Scharmach (BMW Northwest President and CEO) at the CPTC Foundation Scholarship Celebration Luncheon April 18, 2017. Image Credit: Lori Randall.

New Scholarship Opportunity Announced for CPTC Automotive Students

April 21, 2017

Clover Park Technical College automotive students will have access to a new scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year courtesy of the RPM Foundation and BMW Northwest.

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CPTC and Pierce Transit administrators and student leadership staff celebrate the unveiling of a new bus pass partnership Wednesday, April 12.

Bus Pass Partnership Unveiled at Kickoff Ceremony

April 13, 2017

Clover Park Technical College and Pierce Transit officially unveiled the Community & Technical College Student Bus Pass Program at a kickoff ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the CPTC Student Leadership & Service Center.

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Barbara Van Hise will share her story of addiction, recovery and reconciliation at the CPTC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on April 18.

CPTC Student Seeks to Help Others Through Addiction Recovery

April 7, 2017

Barbara Van Hise has found her calling, and it’s in human services. She will graduate from Clover Park Technical College in June and look to live out that calling in a training center. While today she is secure and stable in her calling, foundation and future, her journey to reaching this point was anything but secure and stable.

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Dallas Seavey became the youngest winner in Iditarod history when he won the 2012 race at the age of 25.

Historic Iditarod Champion to Keynote Scholarship Luncheon

March 30, 2017

For Dallas Seavey, everything revolves around maximizing the talent of his team. While others focus on the resume of a man who, at 30 years of age, is already one of the most successful mushers in Iditarod history, he focuses on making sure everyone operates at peak ability.

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Ericka DeBoer is working on customizing her Chevrolet Blazer, cutting off the back to turn it into a truck and changing the axle to make it more conducive to off-road driving.

Automotive Student Finds Art in Restoration and Customization

March 22, 2017

Ericka DeBoer is an artist, and her canvas is a car. The Clover Park Technical College Automotive Restoration and Customization student knows some people will hear that and look at her funny, but it’s true. “I’d always doodled and enjoyed designing cars, giving different looks to vehicles,” DeBoer said. “I’ve always liked the art part of cars.”

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News

CPTC and Pierce Transit Partner for New Student Bus Pass Program

April 11, 2017
Pierce Transit and Clover Park Technical College are teaming up on a new program that will put a bus pass in the hands of every student enrolled at the college. Pierce Transit is piloting the Community & Technical College Student Bus Pass Program to help students access transportation to and from class, introduce students to transit, and reduce parking demand at local community and technical colleges. The agency is beginning the program at Clover Park Technical College and expects to expand it to other local community and technical colleges later in 2017. Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners approved the pilot program, which will run through June 2018, at its April 10 meeting.
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CPTC Seeks Nominations for Alumni Awards

March 23, 2017
The Clover Park Technical College Foundation is currently soliciting nominations for two prestigious alumni awards: Young Alumni and Distinguished Alumni.
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Grainger Tools For Tomorrow Scholarship Applications Open Through March 17

March 14, 2017
Clover Park Technical College students going into their final year of study in in Industrial Programs for the 2017-18 Academic Year can apply for the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship until March 17.
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Block Schedule Options Expanded for Winter Quarter

November 10, 2016
Clover Park Technical College is always looking for ways to better serve its student population, and one of those ways will be implemented for the upcoming winter quarter when math and English block courses are added to the schedule.
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Preparing for Winter – Campus Alerts

October 14, 2016
With stormy weather currently taking place and the time of year when snow and ice can appear not far off, it's a good time to review Clover Park Technical College's closure alert resources, as well as some winter driving tips. Here are some helpful tools to help you prepare for the winter weather and how to stay up-to-date on alerts from CPTC.
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Career Fair Opportunities for Students and Alumni

October 4, 2016
Clover Park Technical College will host its Fall Evening Open House Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lakewood campus. The event is open to the public and anyone wishing to get a closer look at any of the 43 programs CPTC offers.
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2016 Summer Break Hours and Closures

September 2, 2016
During Summer Break, several offices on campuses will be either closed or running on limited hours. Below is a list of campus hours and closures for the break, Sept. 3-25. The college is closed on Labor Day, Sept. 5. The first day of Fall Quarter is Sept. 23.
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Education & Training Fair Set for Aug. 18 at Puyallup Library

August 9, 2016
Puyallup Public Library will host the East Pierce County Education & Training Fair Thursday, Aug. 18.
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CPTC to Host Evening Open House

July 12, 2016
Clover Park Technical College will host its summer Evening Open House Wednesday, July 13, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lakewood campus. The event is open to the public and anyone wishing to get a closer look at any of the 43 programs CPTC offers.
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CPTC to Celebrate 20th Commencement Ceremony

June 16, 2016
Clover Park Technical College will celebrate more than 400 graduating students from its two campuses and 43 programs during its 20th Annual Commencement Ceremony at the Tacoma Dome Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
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