HQ Raleigh, Wake Tech Launch Collaborative Partnership

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Wake Technical Community College and HQ Raleigh today announce an exciting new partnership, thanks to funds from the Wake Tech/Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship. The college and the entrepreneurial workspace, located in Raleigh’s Warehouse District, will partner to bring workforce continuing education and entrepreneurial programming to the thriving downtown area. Wake Tech will also host additional events at HQ Raleigh highlighting special programs.

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“This partnership is clearly a win-win,” says Dr. Stephen Scott, president of Wake Tech, “and an important one. Wake Tech constantly seeks new avenues for encouraging and supporting innovative thinking and entrepreneurship – and our entire region benefits.”  

The partnership is a key step in better connecting the community college system with the entrepreneurial community in Wake County and vice versa, and will play an important role in HQ Raleigh’s larger mission of supporting minority and underserved groups of entrepreneurs.

“Engaging higher education institutions is a major strength of our entrepreneurial community, so we look forward to bridging the gap between downtown and the Wake Tech campus network. That, and connecting our 140+ member companies to Wake Tech’s resources and new and diverse perspectives, skills, and talent,” says HQ Raleigh Executive Director, Jason Widen.

For more information on upcoming courses hosted at HQ Raleigh, please visit: Entrepreneurship.waketech.edu

About HQ Raleigh:
HQ Raleigh is a 20,000 square foot shared workspace located in Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District, on a mission to foster inclusive communities of entrepreneurs who create lasting economic and social impact. HQ Raleigh addresses two challenges faced by entrepreneurs: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. The space is currently home to over 130 companies and is set to triple its footprint by early 2017. To learn more, please visit http://hqraleigh.com/.

About Wake Technical Community College:

Wake Technical Community College is North Carolina’s largest community college, serving more than 70,000 students annually with five campuses, two training centers, multiple community sites, and a comprehensive array of online learning options. Wake Tech is fully accredited and offers more than 200 associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates that prepare students for university transfer or immediate employment. Wake Tech also offers non-credit continuing education programs: customized workforce training, small business and entrepreneurship support, public safety training, basic skills courses such as English as a Second Language and high school equivalency preparation, and other courses for personal enrichment. For more information, visit www.waketech.edu, www.twitter.com/waketechcc, and www.facebook.com/waketechcc.