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.
Removing BarriersQuintin Thorb
“I could see this new agreement opening up a lot of doors for people.”
Major League AspirationsAustin 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.”
She’s Hired!Smitha Ruddarraju - Class of 2020
“I am so grateful for my work-based learning opportunity and my team at WakeMed. Because of the close relationship between Wake Tech and WakeMed, I was able to learn firsthand the skills and knowledge I need to be successful in a business analytics career.”
Ballet to BiotechElice McKinley - Class of 2017
"I’ve always loved learning and did well in school, so I loved being back. Having been in dance, a discipline so connected to the body, made learning about anatomy and physiology especially fascinating.”
Work-Based Learning Makes It PossibleSarah Mason - Class of 2021
“Without Work-Based Learning, I wouldn’t have been able to manage full-time work and school – it just wouldn’t have been possible. “I think I’m signed up for lifelong learning at Wake Tech! I definitely enjoy learning.”
A Quick FixAndrew Moreadith - Class of 2018
Wake Tech is the reason I got this job and my life has changed because of it!
A New Creative OutletOz Gollmar - Class of 2019
"I absolutely believe that Wake Tech has brought out the best in me."
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