About 7 percent of North Carolina residents are veterans, according to the 2020 U.S. Census, and tens of thousands more are on active duty at various bases and posts across the state.
Wake Tech stands ready to help area service members, veterans and their family members pursuing education, training and professional development. The college provides a variety of services and programs designed to for veterans and family members achieve their educational and career – both military and civilian – goals.
Veterans Zones are spaces for Wake Tech's student veterans and their family members to connect in a safe environment and interact in a unique academic and social setting. They are located on the Southern Wake, Scott Northern Wake and RTP campuses.
Meanwhile, the goal of the Green Zone program is to provide safe spaces for student veterans, whether on campus or online. Wake Tech offers a training program for staff and faculty to become Green Zone advocates.
Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded educational program that prepares veterans for post-secondary education, providing assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in core subjects.
Wake Tech offers Military Science courses in support of the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Candidate (ROTC) program. There is no ROTC contractual obligation to the Army or Army ROTC for the first two years, unless on scholarship or a Simultaneous Membership Program contract, such as the National Guard or Army Reserve.
Wake Tech is proud to host chapters of Student Veterans of America and SALUTE, the Veterans National Honor Society. The clubs provide student veterans with opportunities to socialize, network, work together on community service projects, engage in leadership positions and enhance their resumes.