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  • Posted on October 17th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 11, 2012) - The SunTrust Foundation will continue its generous support of vital Wake Tech programs with a second contribution to the Wake Tech Foundation’s major gifts campaign, called “The Ripple Effect.” The SunTrust Foundation has presented Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott with a check for $35,000 to fund the newly-created SunTrust Foundation Financial Literacy Initiative. The program will focus on equipping Wake Tech students and employees with financial literacy skills.

    “This initiative couldn’t be timelier, as student debt continues to rise nationwide,” President Scott says, “and we’re...

  • Posted on September 27th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (September 25, 2012) - “Be passionate about what you do!” That’s the advice from Patty Briguglio, founder and CEO of MMI Public Relations, a full-service PR firm headquartered in Cary. Briguglio shared secrets of her success at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh today at a special event sponsored by the Wake Tech/Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship.

    Briguglio told other small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs that the key to starting a business is to “under promise and over deliver.” “Always do what you say you’re going to do AND have fun,” she said. Briguglio has led her public relations firm to...

  • Posted on September 24th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (September 24, 2012) - Wake Tech instructor Timothy Lucas has received Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from the Aveta Business Institute. Six Sigma is a highly-regarded approach to quality improvement and increased efficiency in business practices. Master Black Belt is the highest of four levels of Six Sigma certification, qualifying those who earn it to train, coach and mentor others. Lucas now teaches the Black Belt certification program – a first for Wake Tech – in the Business and Industry Center at the Western Wake Campus in Cary.

    “Tim’s accomplishment in reaching Master Black Belt status puts Wake Tech...

  • Posted on September 17th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (September 17, 2012) - Job seekers interested in telecommunications careers can now come to Wake Technical Community College for the skills they need to enter the field. Wake Tech’s new Broadband Technician Training program, the only one of its kind in North Carolina, springs from a new partnership that includes Wake Tech, Time Warner Cable, and the Apprenticeship and Training Bureau of the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL). The industry-specific training will be offered through Wake Tech’s non-credit continuing education division.

    “We’re excited to partner with Wake...

  • Posted on September 14th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (September 14, 2012) - Wake Tech Community College is pleased to announce that grant funding awards in 2011-12 totaled more than $3.6 million – an increase of 43% over the previous fiscal year. Educational institutions often rely on grant awards to expand programs and services beyond what regular operating budgets allow. 

    “Grants are a vital component of growth and innovation,” says Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen C. Scott. “The resources they provide are of course important, but grants also spotlight new ideas and help creative minds come together. Everyone benefits.”


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