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!  

Gary Fogarty

Hard Hat Hero

Gary Fogarty - Class of 2012

“If I had not come to Wake Tech, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Yusuf Mahmoud

Leading By Example

Yusuf Mahmoud - Class of 2017

“Wake Tech is where I found a home, family, and people who care about me.”

Justin Johnson

A Matter of Pride

Justin Johnson - Class of 2017

"I wanted to make something of myself."

Joe Malfi Photo

High Tech and High Touch

Joe Malfi - Class of 2016

"This type of class has the potential to change a lot of lives, and it definitely changed mine."

Dominique Gonzalez Photo

A Style All Her Own

Dominique Gonzalez - Class of 2014

“Wake Tech worked best for me!”

Abdou Ndiaye photo, Class of 2013

Engineering a New Life

Abdou Ndiaye - Class of 2014

Wake Tech is one of the best schools to help you find your way.

Heather Leah Photo

A New Chapter

Heather Leah - Class of 2008

“I could have been just another high school dropout. At Wake Tech, I learned how to be an author – and now I’m published and I have a book deal!”