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.

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.”


Donald Edney, apprentice

Apprenticeship Talent

Donald Edney

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