Campus Happenings

Wake Tech Trustees Get First-Hand Look at Cutting Edge Programs



Members of the Wake Tech Board of Trustees had an extraordinary opportunity today when they toured four of Wake Tech’s five campuses. The trustees, led by Chair Tom Looney and Vice Chair Doris Huebner, visited the Public Safety Campus, Northern Wake Campus, Perry Health Sciences Campus, and Main Campus. They got to see first-hand how the college is using a high tech approach to training our students for employment.

At the Public Safety Education Campus, college leaders showcased Basic Law Enforcement Training, and in-service training for police and firefighters. They also talked about popular Workforce Continuing Education programs such as barbering and nurse aide. At the Northern Wake Campus, the college highlighted Career Programs that are being offered there for the first time, such as Baking and Pastry Arts, Health and Fitness Science, and skilled trades such as plumbing, HVAC, and welding. At the Perry Health Sciences Campus, trustees learned about other high-demand programs such as CT/MRI, radiography and dental assisting.

At their last stop at Main Campus, trustees learned about the demand for high-tech programs such as Business Analytics and how 3-D Printing is being incorporated in throughout several programs. They also learned how simulators are being used for training heavy equipment operators. College leaders emphasized that simulation and virtual reality will continue to play an important role in training the workforce of the future.

Wake Tech is governed by a volunteer board of 12 trustees, appointed by the Governor, Wake County Commissioners, and the Wake County Board of Education. Their responsibilities include establishing college policies, approving an annual budget, and serving as advocates for the college in the community.