Success Stories

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.

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."

Anna Vann, student-athlete

Soaring on the Court

Anna Vann - Class of 2022

"Being a leader means being a leader on and off the court, setting a good example, going to class, getting your homework done."

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.”

 

Donald Edney, apprentice

Apprenticeship Talent

Donald Edney

“WakeWorks® has been the clearest, simplest path toward gainful employment.”

Quintin Thorb

Removing Barriers

Quintin  Thorb

“I could see this new agreement opening up a lot of doors for people.”

Austin Warren, Wake Tech graduate

Major League Aspirations

Austin  Warren - Class of 2017

“Wake Tech prepared me for my journey by maturing me as a player on and off the field. I knew right away I needed to work hard to earn my spot and fine tune my skills to become a better ballplayer.”