Wake Tech Community College thanks Wake County voters for their overwhelming approval of a $200 million bond referendum on November 6, 2012. The bond passed by 73%, making it possible for Wake Tech to expand its facilities to keep pace with the county’s population growth and record demand for education and training services.
The bonds will fund these high-priority needs:
- Three new buildings on the Northern Wake Tech Campus
- Expansion of the Public Safety Education Campus
- Repairs and renovations on the Main Campus
- The first three buildings on the new RTP Campus in Morrisville
These projects will allow Wake Tech to serve an additional 24,000 students.
“This is a truly thrilling vote of confidence from our community,” says Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott, “and one that inspires us to work even harder and reach higher. These vital resources will help us expand and enhance, deliver more and better education and training programs, and continue to honor our commitment to a stronger economy and greater quality of life throughout the region.” The college posted a video on YouTube to extend their appreciation to Wake County voters.
Wake Tech’s building plan totals $210.2 million; Wake County will supply $10.2 million from existing cash resources to go with the $200 million in bond funds. No tax increase is required for building construction. The projects are expected to generate as many as 2,000 jobs in the construction industry and 3,000 additional jobs in related fields.
PLEASE NOTE: Interested contractors, vendors and designers wishing to provide services for the construction projects listed above should respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) and Invitation for Bids (IFB) as advertised through the State Interactive Purchasing System (IPS), the News & Observer and the Greater Diversity Newspaper.