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  • Posted on January 26th, 2017 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (January 24, 2017) - Wake Tech is part of a unique new partnership that has been established to help entrepreneurs in Southeast Raleigh thrive. LaunchRALEIGH, an intensive eight-week training program for business startups, will help nearly two dozen local small business owners continue to pursue their dream. The entrepreneurs were chosen to participate in the LaunchRALEIGH program and formally inducted today, in a ceremony at Shaw University. 

    LaunchRALEIGH partners include the Wake Tech/Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, Passage Home, Shaw University, Saint Augustine’s...

  • Posted on December 10th, 2016 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (December 10, 2016) - Nearly 800 Wake Tech students received degrees and diplomas today, in preparation for entering the workforce or continuing their studies at a four-year institution. Two ceremonies were held, at 9:00 a.m. and at noon, in the gymnasium on Main Campus. 

    Kenneth Eshenbaugh was the commencement speaker at the 9:00 a.m. ceremony. He graduated with an AAS degree in Business Analytics – which he adds to a bachelor’s and a master’s degree! He encouraged fellow graduates to continue expanding their knowledge: “Lifelong learning isn’t just a hobby. It’s a way to keep your skillset current and relevant...

  • Posted on November 10th, 2016 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 9, 2016) - Military veterans studying at Wake Tech have a new place to mingle and get important information about benefits and resources. The Military and Veterans Resource Center opened today on the Northern Wake Campus. Wake Tech’s student body includes a number of veterans and active duty military. 

    The new resource center will serve as a home base for students, with space for relaxing and socializing as well as computer work stations. Vets and members of the military can complete academic assignments, work on resumes, or search for employment. They can also research health care benefits, financial...

  • Posted on November 9th, 2016 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 4, 2016) - A very talented student has been named this year’s Wake Tech Idol! Staci Irizarry defeated eight other finalists to win the annual competition tonight, held on the Northern Wake Campus, and take home a $2,500 scholarship from the Wake Tech Foundation. Irizarry is a first-year student at Wake Tech who’s working toward entering the Medical Assistant program. Each of the two runners-up, Gennie Raybon and David Thomas, took home a $750 scholarship.

    Dozens of Wake Tech students auditioned over a two-week period, and the top 10 were selected to appear in tonight’s grand finale. (One student dropped...

  • Posted on October 1st, 2016 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 1, 2016) - Dozens of local vets and their families found helpful resources, food, and fun today at the annual Veterans Summit at Wake Tech. The free event on Main Campus featured workshops on a variety of topics, advice on starting a business, career and image counseling, and even Salsa dancing lessons! Veterans learned more about the many community resources available to them, as well as Wake Tech courses and degree programs that can lead to career advancement. 

    “Wake Tech is a very veteran-friendly college,” said Ernestine Ledbetter, head of Noncredit Computer Education and organizer of the event...

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