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Wake Tech breaks ground on northern campus expansion

Posted April 15

— Wake Technical Community College leaders were joined by several county commissioners Tuesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of four new buildings at the college's northern Wake County campus. 

The two-year construction project will add a library, classrooms, a tutoring center and a regional energy plant for hands-on learning. 

"This is a way for us to serve the county, the community, and we try to do it better than yesterday and we'll try to be better tomorrow," Wake Tech President Stephen Scott said. "Wake Tech touches almost everybody's life. If one out of eight adults in Wake County is a student, then that's huge."

Funds from the 2012 Wake County bond referendum will be used to complete the construction. 

The new facilities, which will be near the corner of Fox and Louisburg roads, are expected to serve another 4,000 students. 

The Northern Wake Campus first opened in 2007-08, and its enrollment has grown to 13,155 in five years. By 2017, the campus will be able to serve more than 17,000 students.

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  • donnieshelton Apr 21, 8:35 a.m.

    Wake tech is a HUGE rip off to the 40% of us paying 80% of ALL the taxes.
    I was ripped off by Wake Tech spending hundreds for books and hundreds in fees for classes to obtain my general contractor building license. It was a total joke, the teacher told us they recruited him the night before, he had never taught a class his entire life and didn't even have a contractors license.
    This is a total scam on the taxpayers. Just impossible to follow this clown attempting to teach, which also describes the entire Wake community college scam as well.

  • beaupeep Apr 15, 5:40 p.m.

    And the traffic gridlock on 401 will be so complete that no one will get anywhere.

  • Whistling Dixie Apr 15, 12:52 p.m.

    "This is a way for us to serve the county, the community, and we try to do it better than yesterday and we'll try to be better tomorrow,"

    Oh, we get served alright! From ridiculous property taxes on a CAR to bond taxes, to income tax. I for one dont want any more "service" I don't attend and never have.
    "Wake Tech touches almost everybody's life"
    Yeah, touched like a cattle prod.