Partners in Achievement

Your are the difference. Believe it.

Your gift provides tangible resources that enable our students and faculty to do great things. Partners in Achievement support innovation, experiential learning and research, and collaboration on projects that better our shared community.

  • Scholarships for students to support their educational goals
  • Need-based grants to keep students in school and on the path to graduation
  • Professional development for faculty and staff to advance their industry knowledge
  • Grants to pilot or scale projects that demonstrate promise in supporting student success

Believe in our faculty. Construction instructor shows student how to measure a a beam

“I believe in our students, and I want them to take part in the growth happening around us. Expanding our program will offer this opportunity. Growth will provide more work-based learning opportunities for students so they can build relationships with local employers and find long-term employment.”

Maryah Smith-Overman
Director / Instructor
Construction Trades

Durham Tech student poses with his mother

Strong families strengthen our community.
Toni Rigsbee earned her G.E.D. at Durham Tech in 2006 and later obtained an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice Technology in 2011. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central and most recently earned her master’s degree in Public Administration from NC Central. Her son, William, is currently enrolled in the Information Technology program at Durham Tech and hopes to attend North Carolina A&T with the eventual goal of serving in the United States Air Force.

“My mom worked so hard to get her degrees, and she’s inspired me to do the same thing.”

William Lewis Smallwood, III
with mom, Toni Rigsbee


Help us grow.

  • 89% of graduates stay in NC and stimulate the economy
  • #1 in graduate wages among NC community colleges
  • 15,275 Curriculum, Continuing, and Corporate Education students served
  • 108 degree and certifiate programs
  • 54% studenst receive some type of financial aid

You can help. Donate. Be a Partner in Achievement. $10,000 Trailblazer level. Scholarship Recognition Breakfast.
$5,000 Pacesetter. President's Circle Event $2,500 Innovator. Viva the Arts Performances
$1,000 Groundbreaker. Employee Appreciation Sponsorship $500 Pathfinder. Website logo plus link