Posted on January 11th, 2017 in successstories“Wake Tech is one of the best schools to help you find your way.”- Abdou Ndiaye, Class of 2013
Abdou Ndiaye’s ambitions have grown since he came to the U.S. from West Africa. His education and determination helped him succeed and have shaped who he is today.
Abdou didn’t let a limited understanding of English and American culture deter him from creating a new life. He says he practiced pronunciation by watching himself in a mirror, and eventually he gained enough confidence in his communication skills to apply to Wake Tech. “It was the right fit,” he says. “I knew Wake...
Posted on December 9th, 2016 in successstories"This type of class has the potential to change a lot of lives, and it definitely changed mine."- Joe M.
He’s an American hero. Joe M. suffered a severe brain injury serving in the military overseas. His disability made a career as a police officer more challenging that it already was, so he decided to pursue a new career. But coming back to school would not be easy.
“It was scary – the thoughts of coming to campus, crowds, finding parking,” Joe says. “I didn’t know if I could do it.”
Not overly tech-savvy, Joe decided to try an online class – Psychology 150. But this was no...
Posted on October 6th, 2016 in successstories“I could have been just another high school dropout. At Wake Tech, I learned how to be an author – and now I’m published and I have a book deal!”- Heather Leah, Class of 2007
Thirty-four-year-old Heather Leah has accomplished a lot: She’s a published author who co-founded a non-profit, and she also serves as marketing director for a Raleigh creative arts school. Her success, she says, is no accident.
In high school, Heather dreamed of becoming a writer but dropped out of school after a counselor told her that dream was not realistic. She was not at all ready to give up on her education, however. Heather enrolled in Wake Tech’s Adult High...
Posted on October 4th, 2016 in successstories"I look forward to coming to class now. That’s the difference."- Hannah Moyles, Class of 2018
When Hannah Moyles graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, she did what many valedictorians do: She headed off to a university – in Hannah’s case, Duke University. She chose neuroscience as her major, but something was missing. She didn’t enjoy it as she had hoped she would. So, after two years, she left Duke and enrolled at Wake Tech to pursue her true passion: cooking!
“It just wasn’t for me,” she says. “I could never see myself in a career in that field.”
Posted on September 7th, 2016 in successstories"Work hard and good things will come to you."- Laura Fahnestock, Class of 1989
Laura Fahnestock is a 1989 graduate of Wake Tech’s Criminal Justice program and Fuquay-Varina’s first female police chief! She’s following the precedent set by her father, a former captain in the Raleigh Police Department, who allowed her to tag along whenever possible. “Not many people get to work with their father in the field,” she says. Laura credits his influence, the work ethic both of her parents instilled, and the education she received at Wake Tech for starting her on an inspiring...
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