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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A New Job With Opportunities Built In

Scott Bridges - Class of 2011

“The JobsNOW program at Wake Tech was a great opportunity – I’d recommend it to anyone. It’s made all the difference for me.”

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A College Degree – Times Three!

Patricia DeAnda-Likes - Class of 2011

“I couldn’t have done it without Wake Tech!”

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Military Vet Goes High Tech

Dahlia Watkins - Class of 2011

“This has been a long time coming. I think my new employer saw the value of my Wake Tech education.”

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Wake Tech Jobstart: A New Beginning

Angela Nelson - Class of 2011

“The tools I learned in Wake Tech’s Jobstart program helped me then, and they’re still helping me today.”

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Wake Tech: Providing Tools for Small Businesses

Martha Liles - Class of 2011

“People should definitely check out what Wake Tech has to offer!”

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It’s All About Balance

Emily Ward - Class of 2011

“My growing family, my career, and my education - they’re all important. With online classes at Wake Tech, I can balance everything I value and enjoy life!”

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A True Life-Saver

Haley Swanson - Class of 2011

“It’s a really good feeling knowing we made a difference.”