Durham Tech Foundation

Believe in our faculty. Construction instructor shows student how to measure a a beam Durham Tech student poses with his mother

“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

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


54% of students receive some type of financial aid89 percent of graduates stay in NC and stimulate the economy#1 in graduate wages among NC Community Colleges


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