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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Crafting a New Venture

Karen Diebolt - Class of 2010

“I figured if I’m going to do this in earnest, I needed a plan.”

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Edging Out The Competition

Steve Emhart - Class of 2010

“I was unemployed for 19 months. Within six weeks of finishing the Wake Tech course, I landed a job!”

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Career Training Includes Fun and Games

Josh Fairhurst - Class of 2010

“Wake Tech gave me the push I needed to pursue the career I wanted.”

Wanda Fowler

A Series of Fortunate Events

Wanda Fowler - Class of 2010

“Wake Tech … helped me discover my passion.”

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Wake Tech Leads to New Career in Biotech

Reggie Holt - Class of 2010

“I wanted to become a better husband and father. I realized the only way for me to do that was to re-educate myself.”

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A New “Goal” in Life

Kidiosi Masasu - Class of 2010

“I have a new life now.”

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Pastry Chef Aspires to Become Entrepreneur

Norma Miller - Class of 2008

“Wake Tech has given me a way to enjoy my retirement while supplementing my income.”