Success Stories

"I am a Wake!"

What does it mean to be a Wake? It means you’re part of the Wake Tech family of students, graduates, and supporters throughout the community. It means you’re informed, engaged, enthusiastic about sharing what you know – and always continuing to learn.

Wake Tech changes lives. We offer relevant instruction by skilled and caring faculty, expert guidance, and the support students need to excel. Our graduates are sought after because they are competent and confident – whether skilled technicians, industry professionals, or adventurous entrepreneurs. Success stories of all kinds begin at Wake Tech!  

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Success at Any Age

Nancy Coggins - Class of 2013

“Wake Tech gave me the confidence to figure out what I wanted to do.”

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Following a Plan

Terry Baldwin - Class of 1997

“Going to Wake Tech was the best move I ever made.”

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Designing an App for That

Brent Parsons - Class of 2013

“Wake Tech offered me real-life training, skills that I could use to get a job.”

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A Nursing First

Avalon Taylor - Class of 1992

“Wake Tech has been a blessing to me – and to all the people I helped as a nurse.”

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Giving Back

Rachel Selisker - Class of 1976

“I attribute a great deal of the success in my career with making the decision to attend Wake Tech.”

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Mother Knows Best

Barry Long - Class of 1980

“Had my mother not talked me into going to Wake Tech, I don’t know where I’d be today.”

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The Road to a Better Life

Jason McDaris - Class of 2012

“I’m amazed at who I’ve become because of Wake Tech.”