The Mayor of Holly Springs and town council members were on hand as Wake Tech announced plans to expand into southwestern Wake County.
“With the influx of IT, biotech and life sciences companies moving to Apex, Holly Springs and Cary, the time is right for a permanent campus to prepare the talent pool these companies are counting on,” said Wake Tech President Dr. Scott Ralls.
The campus is strategically placed near the border of Apex and Holly Springs off NC 55, near US 1 and NC 540 and close to the life science companies bringing more than a thousand jobs to town.
“Holly Springs is now home to incredible biotech companies like Amgen, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and CSL Seqirus and the ecosystem that we have developed is attracting even more small and mid-sized biotech companies,” said Holly Springs Mayor Sean Mayefskie. “All of these companies need skilled talent. That’s why this permanent home for Wake Tech is so important to our town. ”
The campus will feature a new Workforce Development Center, featuring biopharma training space, along with IT and game development labs. Wake Tech also announced that the Western Wake Campus will be the home for a new Entrepreneurship Center which will be a hub for small business resources and support the ongoing LAUNCH Holly Springs program.
Wake Tech serves more than 70,000 students each year, and this fall saw its largest enrollment in degree programs since the pandemic started.
“We are truly blessed that the leaders at Wake Tech recognize the amazing job opportunities that are coming to Holly Springs and the rest of the southwest region,” said Mayefskie. “Our residents will gain the skill sets they need to be competitive for these great jobs.”
Learn more by visiting the Wake Tech website.