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!  

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.”

Chris Angel photo

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.”

Novartis Vaccines lab photo

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Novartis Vaccines - Class of 2009

It’s a local success story with worldwide implications.

Andrew Moody photo

Pathway to Success

Andrew Moody - Class of 2011

“When I joined the Pathways mentoring program I had no idea it would change my life as much as it has!”

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Finding His Dream Job

Mat Berlinski - Class of 2003

“My life changed the moment I came to Wake Tech.”