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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Crafting a New Venture

Karen Diebolt - Class of 2010

“I figured if I’m going to do this in earnest, I needed a plan.”

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Edging Out The Competition

Steve Emhart - Class of 2010

“I was unemployed for 19 months. Within six weeks of finishing the Wake Tech course, I landed a job!”

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Career Training Includes Fun and Games

Josh Fairhurst - Class of 2010

“Wake Tech gave me the push I needed to pursue the career I wanted.”

Wanda Fowler

A Series of Fortunate Events

Wanda Fowler - Class of 2010

“Wake Tech … helped me discover my passion.”

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Wake Tech Leads to New Career in Biotech

Reggie Holt - Class of 2010

“I wanted to become a better husband and father. I realized the only way for me to do that was to re-educate myself.”

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A New “Goal” in Life

Kidiosi Masasu - Class of 2010

“I have a new life now.”

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Pastry Chef Aspires to Become Entrepreneur

Norma Miller - Class of 2008

“Wake Tech has given me a way to enjoy my retirement while supplementing my income.”