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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.

Gary Fogarty

Hard Hat Hero

Gary Fogarty - Class of 2012

“If I had not come to Wake Tech, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Yusuf Mahmoud

Leading By Example

Yusuf Mahmoud - Class of 2017

“Wake Tech is where I found a home, family, and people who care about me.”

Justin Johnson

A Matter of Pride

Justin Johnson - Class of 2017

"I wanted to make something of myself."

Joe Malfi Photo

High Tech and High Touch

Joe Malfi - Class of 2016

"This type of class has the potential to change a lot of lives, and it definitely changed mine."

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A Style All Her Own

Dominique Gonzalez - Class of 2014

“Wake Tech worked best for me!”

Abdou Ndiaye photo, Class of 2013

Engineering a New Life

Abdou Ndiaye - Class of 2014

Wake Tech is one of the best schools to help you find your way.

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A New Chapter

Heather Leah - Class of 2008

“I could have been just another high school dropout. At Wake Tech, I learned how to be an author – and now I’m published and I have a book deal!”