For more than 60 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.

JulieAnna Gissendanner

A Dream Comes True

JulieAnna  Gissendanner - Class of 2023

"I'm going to be able to get a career now and go on to college and further my education."

Ashleigh Mole

Real World Experience

Ashleigh  Mole - Class of 2023

"I chose Wake Tech because it's where I could get my general education credits, and it offered the degree that I was pursuing."

Mekiyah Dove-Harris

Family Recipe

Mekiyah  Dove-Harris - Class of 2022

"I really do love baking!"

Max Verplank

A Cool New Career

Max Verplank - Class of 2022

"The instructors at Wake Tech are great! A lot of them have businesses on the side, and they teach us everything we need to know."

Erin Ellison

A Great Start

Erin  Ellison - Class of 2022

"Wake Tech is a great place to get your start in your education."

Khadijah Scarborough

A Bright Future in Nursing

Khadijah Scarborough - Class of 2022

"Wake Tech is more than just a college. ... It is a loving, caring and supportive family." 

Rachel Bramble

A Door of Opportunity

Rachel  Bramble - Class of 2020

"Wake Tech's CCP program gave me a lot of opportunities that I wasn't expecting but am very grateful for. It opened the door to where I am now."

Juliana Grimm

ROTC Ready

Juliana  Grimm

"Wake Tech instructors have a combination of both academic and work experience, which allows for both perspectives in classroom instruction."

Isabella Hernandez

Life-Changing Support

Isabella Hernandez - Class of 2022

"The ILC was a major factor to my success. I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement I received."

Daniel Bent

A Passion for Design

Daniel Bent - Class of 2022

"My Wake Tech experience was such an amazing experience. My instructors were very helpful and prepared me for the real world."

Allyson Tomasello

Award-Winning Vision

Allyson Tomasello - Class of 2022

"It was very reaffirming that making this career change was a good choice."

Zine Soussi

A Cut Above

Zine  Soussi - Class of 2017

"My long-term goal is to grow the business, hire more graduates and eventually open an academy for aspiring barbers."

Casey Tart, graduate

Leveling Up and Giving Back

Casey  Tart - Class of 2006

"It feels really good helping people who are like I was, doing whatever they can to create a career and change their lives."

Harpuneet Farmah

Finding Your Passion

Harpuneet Farmah - Class of 2021

"I had an epiphany. Deep down I knew what I wanted to do!”

Michael Denning

A Path to a Career in Medicine

Michael  Denning - Class of 2016

“Wake Tech always provided me with the tools needed to excel in my academics.”