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  • Posted on November 7th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 7, 2012) - Wake Tech Community College is grateful – and it shows! College staff and administrators took to the streets with “thank you” signs during morning rush hour today, thanking Wake County voters for overwhelmingly approving a $200 million bond in Tuesday’s election. The referendum passed by 73%, and college officials posted a video on YouTube to further extend their appreciation.

    Approval for the bond makes it possible for Wake Tech to keep pace with county population growth...

  • Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 30, 2012) - Virginia Parker, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Wake Tech Foundation, has been awarded the 2012 Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award by Wake Education Partnership. The annual award is the highest honor given by the Partnership. It recognizes a Wake County citizen who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the betterment of public education. The award was presented at Wake Education Partnership’s 2012 Education Summit, held today in Cary.

    At Wake Tech, Parker cultivates strategic partnerships that bring private support and resources to the college. Parker is a leader in the...

  • Posted on November 1st, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 25, 2012) – Wake County companies now have a powerful resource for keeping employees’ skills sharp and up to date. Wake Tech’s Corporate Solutions is a newly-created college division that provides state-of-the-art training, customized to meet the specific needs of corporate clients. Customized training is more effective and efficient; offering companies a greater return on their investment in continuing education for employees.
    “Corporate Solutions can provide training options that are virtually limitless since they are designed by the client – working with our staff – to produce individualized,...

  • Posted on November 1st, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 18, 2012) - “You are our experts!” Those were the words of Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott tonight at Wake Tech’s annual dinner honoring the College’s 60 advisory committees. More than 400 professionals from the community serve on these committees, which support Wake Tech by helping to shape programs and ensure the relevance of course content and instruction.

    Dr. Scott thanked committee members for their commitment to Wake Tech and lauded them for the wealth of expertise they contribute, saying, “You are our secret weapon.” The guest speaker was Allen Burchett, Senior Vice...

  • Posted on October 22nd, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 17, 2012) - It’s another first for Wake Tech Community College: Wake Tech is the first community college in the nation to experiment with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A MOOC is aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web, and Wake Tech will begin offering one in developmental math in Spring 2013. The course will provide pre-algebra and beginning algebra in a modular format. There is no instructor; students navigate the material at their own pace and monitor their own progress through directed self-assessments. The MOOC will be free, and anyone can register.

    “We believe this...

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