TEST of Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, October 3rd

Be ready and don’t worry if you get an alert on your cell phone tomorrow, October 3rd,  between 2:18pm and 2:20pm.  It’s a test.

  •  Phones across the country will all  receive an emergency alert test between approximately 2:18 and 2:20 pm EST.
  • This is the first-ever test of the country’s emergency communications system with a presidential alert.
  • It will be the same tone and vibration as tornado and AMBER Alert warnings. Users cannot opt out .
  • It should have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and text “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.

The system was set up in 2006 and is intended to notify the public of hazardous situations. While the Emergency Alert System has been tested before, the Wednesday test will be the first time the nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert system will be tested. This system is used to notify the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other regionally critical situations through alerts on cellular phones. Cell phones turned on and within range of an active cell tower are expected to receive the message. Some older phones may not get the message.

Rescheduled Registrations

Hurricane Florence caused us to cancel several registrations. The following have been rescheduled and are all at the Beltline Center  (BEC)

  • ESL Long Distance Learning  –  Thursday , September 20th at 6:00 pm 

 

  • Saturday ESL Class    – Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 am 

    

  • Citizenship Classes    – Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 am 

Free Dental Fair – Saturday, June 23rd

 

In need of dental work??  Be sure to check out these free services  available in a 1 day dental fair offered by Triangle Dentistry

  • Offering one free service:  cleaning, filling, OR extraction (no wisdom tooth extractions).
  • First come, first serve basis.
  • After receiving one service, you may get in line again

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Summer Citizenship Class for ESL

Our free Citizenship Preparation class will be offered this summer, 2017!

Beltline Education Center (BEC), 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609

Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Room 324C    

Registration: July 15, 2017                                                                                                                       

For more information: rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu or 919-334-1509

Do You Need Help with Your Taxes?

Tax season is here and you are probably receiving many tax forms in your mail.  You need to file your taxes by April 15th.  Have questions? Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? 

Look at the flyer below to find out how to get some FREE help!   

  • To qualify for this service, your salary must be $60,000 per year, or less.
  • You must bring the required documents on the list below. 
  • You must set up an appointment before you go by calling or emailing:
  • Students who can’t go to Wake Tech’s main campus can get help at the Wake County Human Services building on 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh, NC 27610 – near Wake Med hospital.

 

Workforce Continuing Education Open House

Ready for a career adventure?  Eager to go places?

Come to the Wake Tech Community College Workforce Continuing Education Open House                              Saturday, September 17                                                                                                                                Beltline Education Center;  3200 Bush St. Raleigh, 27609; 10am – 2pm

Explore a wide range of training programs. Many can be completed in just three months, or less!

Pre-register now to expedite the check-in process on the day of the event.                                               It’s all free, so bring a friend!

Open House Activities:

  • 30+ Information booths about Wake Tech training programs and services
  • 15+ Workshops on topics including Commercial Drones, English as a Second Language, and Job searching through NCWorks Online
  • Tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Center and Workforce Continuing Education School of Cosmetology
  • Door prizes awarded throughout the day, with giveaways including registration discounts on non-credit classes
  • Refreshments, and the Wandering Moose food truck
  • Goody bags for the first 300 attendees on the day of the event

College workforce experts will answer your questions about:

  • Prep courses for certificates in cybersecurity, manufacturing, public safety, and more
  • High school equivalency prep; ACT/SAT prep — and what comes after
  • Fee-waived courses for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or returning to work
  • Personal enrichment courses for youth, adults, and seniors
  • Small business startup information and entrepreneurial skills training
  • Our Career Pathways Program

For more information: Natalie Heath  |  naheath@waketech.edu  |  919-866-5840  |  workforce.waketech.edu

Workforce Open House at Wake Tech

Resource Guide for Wake County

This resource guide, from Catholic Parish Outreach, contains information on the following area. It has been updated as of June 2016.

General Assistance, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Health Assistance, Financial Assistance, Crisis Hotlines, Transportation Assistance, Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing, Clothing Assistance, Food Assistance, Household Goods/Furniture, Thrift Stores, and other resources.

http://www.cporaleigh.org/documents/ResourceGuide.pdf