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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.

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First in a Generation

Shanita Dildy-Goings - Class of 2019

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

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Turning Second Chances into First Rate Successes

Mohammad Lafi - Class of 2019

"Wake Tech provides second chances."

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From National Security to Cyber Security

Ryan Fowler - Class of 2019

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

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Finding a College That Cares

Dominique Lomax - Class of 2019

"Wake Tech really emphasizes getting you into a job"

WTCC Craft Beer Program - Fermenting Entrepreneurs

WTCC Craft Beer Program - Fermenting Entrepreneurs

Oaklyn Springs Brewery  - Class of 2018

“The Wake Tech Craft Beer Brewing program gave us the chance to spread our wings in our senior years."

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From Cappuccino to Coding

Tony Byrd

"I hope my story inspires others!"

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Winning Against All Odds

Kelsea Read  - Class of 2018

“Knowledge is power. Nobody can take my education away from me. “