This contest is all it's cracked up to be! Wake Tech pre-engineering students participated in an egg drop competition this week on Main and Northern Wake campuses. The challenge: drop a fresh egg from different heights onto a platform of straws and masking tape without breaking the egg.
Former tobacco industry employees now have an added incentive to train for new careers: scholarships to pay for retraining. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has presented Wake Tech Community College with $10,000 for Project Skill-Up, a vital program that assists those who have been hurt by the decline of the tobacco industry.
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.
Nearly $11 million to support scholarships, new technology, and faculty and staff innovation – that’s what Wake Tech’s major gifts campaign, called “The Ripple Effect,” has generated since its launch last year. The campaign is a response to record-breaking enrollment at the college and unprecedented demand for its education and training programs.
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.
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.
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.