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  • Posted on January 29th, 2013 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (January 28, 2013) — Local employers are invited to hear about Career Programs at Wake Tech Community College. The first annual Employer Open House takes place Tuesday, February 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Student Services Building on Wake Tech’s Main Campus. Employers can stop by any time during those hours to meet department heads, instructors and students in programs of interest to their business. 

    The following Wake Tech programs will be represented:

    • Engineering: electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, drafting
    • Skilled...
  • Posted on January 17th, 2013 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (January 16, 2013) — When 1963 dawned, JFK was in the White House, gasoline was 29 cents a gallon, and the Beatles were becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Here in Raleigh, a new kind of higher education facility was opening its doors – one designed to train a new generation in the technical skills needed for the region’s emerging industries. Fifty years later, Wake Tech is still leading the way in state-of-the-art training and education, with a scope that has expanded to include multiple campuses and more than 66,000 students. As 2013 begins, Wake Tech is launching a year-long series of special events and...

  • Posted on January 16th, 2013 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Tuesday, January 15, 2013)Four educators from Chile and two interpreters visited Wake Tech Community College today to learn about vocational/technical education at North Carolina community colleges. More than 44% of high school students in Chile are in vocational/technical programs, but many have a hard time finding jobs. It is also difficult for them to transition to traditional higher education degree programs.

    Wake Tech instructors and administrators provided an overview of the college’s technical programs, and highlighted its growing number of transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities...

  • Posted on January 14th, 2013 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (January 7, 2013) - Mort Congleton, Wake Tech’s Senior Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation, will serve as president of the Board of Directors for the Council for Resource Development (CRD) in Washington, DC, for the 2013 term. CRD supports 775 community colleges across the U.S. by developing leaders through education, advocacy, and mentoring. Congleton was elected at the group’s 46th annual national conference, which took place November 5-10 in Washington, D.C.

    “Mort will help guide CRD’s strategic vision to provide the gold standard in...

  • Posted on December 18th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C.  (December 18, 2012) - Wayne Brower, director of Wake Tech’s Fire Services program, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award, given by the governor’s office, is North Carolina’s highest civilian honor. It was presented to Brower today at the Wake Tech Board of Trustees meeting.

    The award recognizes Brower’s 43 years of service to the citizens of North Carolina, from Reidsville to Raleigh. He began volunteering in fire safety services while still in high school and went on to a professional career as a dedicated firefighter, paramedic, fire chief and fire services educator. Brower joined...

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