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.

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Building a Better Future

Gerardo Espinoza - Class of 2007

“Wake Tech opened doors for me and helped me achieve a different life.”

Dan Taylor

Recipe for Success

Dan Taylor - Class of 1999

“I still use the techniques I learned at Wake Tech.”

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Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Novartis Vaccines - Class of 2009

It’s a local success story with worldwide implications.

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Pathway to Success

Andrew Moody - Class of 2011

“When I joined the Pathways mentoring program I had no idea it would change my life as much as it has!”

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Finding His Dream Job

Mat Berlinski - Class of 2003

“My life changed the moment I came to Wake Tech.”

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A New Career in Ten Weeks

Cynthia Motley - Class of 2011

“Thanks to Wake Tech’s START program, I was able to pick and choose where I wanted to work.”

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Think Globally … Train Locally!

Andrew Blizzard - Class of 2011

“I needed to retool and gain skills that would make me more marketable.”