Wake Tech breaks ground on northern campus expansion
Posted April 15
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.