Whether you're looking for a short course to boost your chance to land a job or more formal training to lay the foundation for a career, Wake Tech has options to meet your needs.


Propel is a training initiative to help students obtain workplace skills and certifications for jobs that are in high demand. These accelerated, non-degree courses lead to industry-recognized or state credentials, and most can be completed in three to six months. Some may lead to opportunities to obtain course credit in a Wake Tech degree program or to enroll in an a apprenticeship program.


WakeWorks® Apprenticeship is a partnership between Wake Tech and Wake County to address a shortage of technical workers in the region while giving students a unique opportunity to earn an income while learning new skills. Apprentices are awarded an official Journeyworker's certificate upon completion of the apprenticeship, signifying they have mastered the skills in their field.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom in an actual workplace setting. Students work for an employer in a position directly related to their field of study. Students aren't guaranteed compensation for their work, but WBL classes offer one to three credit hours.

Industry training

Wake Tech also assists area industry with a range of courses to train and retrain employees so that they remain competitive and up to date on industry standards. These courses are available at Wake Tech's Advanced Manufacturing Center or on site at company locations.

Custom training programs support North Carolina's economic development initiatives by providing training assistance for eligible business and industries. The programs enhance the growth potential of these companies and increase retention of the existing industry base. They also equip North Carolina's workforce with the skills for successful employment in emerging industries.