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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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.”