One-stop spot for care

By Michelle Fauver

Wake Technical Community College students have another “go-to” spot for wraparound support services. The Care Center at the Scott Northern Wake Campus opened its doors recently.

The Care Center offers a variety of services, including student success coaches, emergency aid, wellness services, technology and transportation assistance, student money management and The Nest Food Pantry. The Care Center also provides support for Fostering Bright Futures, Wake Tech’s unique program to help former foster youth succeed, and Pathways Success Scholars, part of the state’s Minority Male Success Initiative.

“Everyone needs help from time to time,” said Scarlet Edwards, associate vice president of military, veteran and special programs. “We have many services and supports available to help students at Wake Tech, and we are excited that the Care Center can be the place on campus for students to receive the help and support they need.”

“Wake Tech uniquely cares about students – that is the Wake Tech way,” said President Scott Ralls. “Our Care Centers help the college rally around our students and help them stay on track to achieve their educational and career goals.”

Wake Tech now has four Care Center locations and virtual appointments also are available.

Care Center ambassador Amarachi Ekwegh encouraged her classmates to take advantage of the services that are available. “The Care Center is a place that will support us on our academic journey. If we need help with anything, the staff is here to help us.”

All new Wake Tech students are automatically assigned a student success coach to help them navigate Wake Tech processes, academic challenges and personal needs.

This article originally appeared here.

Michelle Fauver

is the media relations and project manager at Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.