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For more than 50 years, Wake Tech has changed the lives of thousands of people – helped them uncover hidden talents, start bold ventures, realize dreams, and sometimes, do the impossible. 

Each transformation is compelling, each story worth sharing – and Wake Tech students and alumni love sharing them! Take a look at some of their unique and inspiring stories.

After exploring his options, Osvaldo decided that Wake Tech presented the right opportunities for him. He returned to complete the degree he began years before.

Osvaldo Rodriguez

Osvaldo Rodriguez  - Class of 2019

“Coming back to Wake Tech, I found that people were open, receptive, and supportive. They told me how to get involved, how to succeed. I feel like I became part of a family, and part of the fabric of the school.”

Turning on the Heat in High School

Turning on the Heat in High School

Chris Mason - Class of 2019

"The first two years were tough, but then everything clicked."

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Building a New Career

Candis Parker - Class of 2013

"I’m in a great career doing what I want to do."

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Achiv'a's Wake Tech Story

Achiv'a Sandiford - Class of 2019

"If it wasn't for Wake Tech and the affordability of the program, I am not sure where I would be".

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Shanita's Wake Tech Story

Shanita Dildy-Goings - Class of 2019

"I wanted to be the first in my generation to graduate!"

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Mohammad's Wake Tech Story

Mohammad Lafi - Class of 2019

"Wake Tech provides second chances."

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Ryan's Wake Tech Story

Ryan Fowler - Class of 2019

"I knew Wake Tech would get me ready for a university."