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Posted on February 16th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 14, 2012) - Biotech students from across North Carolina had the opportunity to impress industry representatives and prospective employers today at a job fair at the NC BioNetwork Capstone Center. More than 175 job-seekers looking for technician or entry-level positions in biomanufacturing attended the event which featured eight biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies and several staffing agencies. The job-seekers handed out resumes and networked with company representatives. The Capstone Center is a state-of-the art training facility located in the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center on NC State...
Posted on February 13th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 6, 2011) - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan got an inside look at Wake Tech’s Simulation and Game Development program today. Hagan visited a class, viewed games developed by students and talked with successful graduates about the popular program. It was launched six years ago at the request of industry leaders who needed workers with specialized game development skills for this growing industry. So far, nearly 100 students have graduated from the two-year associate degree program; they have published 20 video games. Currently more than 1,000 students at Wake Tech have declared it their major....
Posted on December 14th, 2011 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 13, 2011) - Students in a nutrition class at Wake Tech Community College had a special "virtual" visit today: The "Meal Makeover Moms," nationally-known dietitians Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss, visited the class via Skype to talk with students about healthier eating. The moms are the authors of No Whine with Dinner and The Mom's Guide to Meal Makeovers, and they produce a cooking blog and podcast, all aimed at educating consumers about how to make recipes and meals more nutritious.
The visit was the result of a student assignment in the Wake Tech Nutrition (BIO 155) class. Students were asked to take a...
Posted on December 12th, 2011 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 10, 2011) - Wake Tech Community College hosted its first December commencement exercises today. The ceremony, held for the first time on college grounds, took place in the new gymnasium on Main Campus. More than 360 students received degrees and diplomas. About 120 graduates and their families attended the ceremony.
The commencement speaker was N.C. Representative Nelson Dollar, a four-term member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He holds degrees from Appalachian State University and is a former Wake Tech instructor. "You have gained much knowledge," Dollar told the graduates. "Now go out and...
Posted on December 9th, 2011 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 7, 2011) - Industry leaders in biotechnology and life sciences gathered at the BioNetwork Capstone Center today to offer expert advice on specialized workforce training. The annual advisors' meeting brought educators together with the experts to discuss skill sets needed in the workforce and solicit feedback on current and future training needs. The Capstone Center is a state-of-the art biotech training facility, operated by a consortium of NC community colleges led by Wake Tech.
"We want to offer the very best, most relevant training for our students," said Capstone Center Director Ana McClanahan. "We rely...