Students need both academic and technical skills to make the leap from job to career. Wake Tech offers career preparation opportunities for College & Career Readiness students in English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency Preparation (HSEP) programs.
Here2Career cohorts are designed to strengthen academic skills while providing students with the opportunity to explore college and career options within specific industries. Instruction is contextualized to these industries so that students understand the real world application of the skills they are mastering. Students may choose from the following cohorts:
- Skilled Trades
Enrollment in the cohorts is based on academic placement in the College and Career Readiness program.
Career-Focused Classes allow students to explore career pathways by enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education and College and Career Readiness classes at the same time. Students may choose from the following Workforce Continuing Education classes
- Hospitality-Hotel and Restaurant Certification
- Medical Terminology
- A Career in Auto Maintenance
- Automotive Detailing
- Intro to Construction: Pre-Apprenticeship
- Welding Practical
- Computer Basics
- CompTIA IT Computer Fundamentals, A+ Part 1 and Part 2
Students must be in good standing in a College & Career Readiness class to take Career-Focused Classes. Placement in the classes is based on several factors, including academic placement in the College & Career Readiness program.
These classes are ongoing and held at various times and locations throughout the semester.
Note: Career-focused Classes have fees, but financial assistance may be available.
Students interested in going to a college or university may be eligible to enroll in the following Career Pathways while completing their high school credential (Adult High School or High School Equivalency):
- BUS 151 People Skills – Business Administration
- WLD 110 Cutting Processes – Welding
- EDU 119 Early Childhood – Early Childhood Education
Students must be enrolled in a College & Career Readiness class and have academic skills at high
school level or above.
Note: Curriculum Pathway Classes have fees, but tuition may be fee waived for qualifying students.
Interested students should contact Dan Degen or Erik Russ.