Dr. Stephen C. Scott is the third president in Wake Tech’s history. His personal focus is on continuous improvement through a process called Applied Benchmarking.
A Time to Remember
September 11th is always a difficult time, but along with sadness is a deep sense of gratitude for those who devote their lives to keeping us safe. And this week, we remember and honor them.
Wake Tech is committed to providing these courageous first responders with the very best possible training and preparation, and we are proud to be able to serve those who serve us. This Public Safety Education Campus is one of the most advanced public safety training facilities in the country, with specialized labs and other training features to ensure that public safety officials are well prepared for the difficult jobs they do. We offer the very latest in training for the many law enforcement officers, corrections officers, fire and rescue personnel, EMS technicians, and others needed to handle the daunting task of protecting and defending our community. We train thousands of the region’s public safety officials each year, and our programs allow students to train alongside seasoned public safety professionals and benefit from their experience.
On 9/11, and every day, we say thank you to all the heroic men and women who so unselfishly respond to the needs of others – those who run toward danger instead of away from it to preserve our security and quality of life. And we especially remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and their families and loved ones. While we can never repay them, we will always honor and be grateful for their courage and sacrifice.
One Millionth Resident
Last week, I announced that the Wake Tech Foundation will provide full scholarships for two very important people: Wake County’s “millionth” residents! Just as our population officially hit the one million mark on Friday, two proud local families welcomed new babies: Anderson Grace Hughes and Skanda Sridhar. These two newborns represent the future of Wake County, North Carolina, and our country – and these scholarships are Wake Tech’s way of investing in that future.
A top-quality education will only become more important in the coming years. A college degree can mean the difference between work and unemployment, between a job that pays $7 an hour and one that pays $17, between just making ends meet and enjoying a fulfilling career with possibilities for advancement. An educated and highly-skilled workforce, in turn, can be the tipping point for a Fortune 500 company trying to decide whether to bring jobs to Wake County or go elsewhere.
Wake Tech enrollment will continue to grow along with the population of our region – and the college will continue to add new facilities and programs to keep up with student demand. Whatever these newest residents choose to do when they reach college age, they will be able to take full advantage of all that Wake Tech has to offer. Whether they decide to earn a two-year degree and go to work, or transfer to a university for more education, they can rest assured they’ll have a seat in class!