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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Dialing up Success

Matt Purvis - Class of 2012

“The instructors at Wake Tech really prepared me to succeed.”

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A Whole New World of Opportunities

Oneal Campbell - Class of 2012

“Wake Tech’s Pathways program was a lifeline for me.”

Judge Paul Gessner

A Career on the Bench

Paul Gessner - Class of 1985

“If it weren’t for Wake Tech, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today.”

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Entrepreneur Strikes it Big

Chris Angel - Class of 2012

“I am living a dream thanks to Wake Tech.”

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Building a Better Future

Gerardo Espinoza - Class of 2007

“Wake Tech opened doors for me and helped me achieve a different life.”

Dan Taylor

Recipe for Success

Dan Taylor - Class of 1999

“I still use the techniques I learned at Wake Tech.”

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Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Novartis Vaccines - Class of 2009

It’s a local success story with worldwide implications.