North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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Case studies (".*/( 5)& 4:45&. 5IF TUBUF QBZT UP QMBZ USBJOJOH XPSLFST GPS JUT HSPXJOH EJHJUBM TJNVMBUJPO TFDUPS By D. Lawrence Bivins colleagues at Wake Technical Commu- nity College eagerly put the finishing touches on a newly expanded computer lab. Turning out grads with a mastery of the latest technology is not new to the institution. The lab — equipped with 30 Apple computers — is similar to numerous others dotting the pine-shaded Raleigh campus. "Previ- ously, we could only accommodate 24 students at a time," says Rotenberry, who teaches computer and engineering technology. "With 231 students in our program now, we really needed more lab space." 8 ith the start of the fall semester just days away, Walter Rotenberry and his Below, Wake Technical Community College offers an associate's degree in simulation and game development. Its goal is to produce blockbusters like Epic Games' Gears of War series, right. 26 North Carolina Economic Development Guide WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE EPIC GAMES

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