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Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

Western Dakota Technical College prepares students to be highly-skilled professionals through accessible, career-focused programs to improve their lives, while adapting to community workforce needs and positively impacting our economy.

Vision

As an integral community partner, Western Dakota Technical College leads the region by providing innovative education and advocating technical excellence to drive career development and economic growth.

Values

EXCELLENCE

  • Aspiring to achieve quality.
  • Seeking opportunities to grow professional skills and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Moving beyond compliance.
  • Valuing employer insight and including them in our planning processes.
  • Believing in the ability of our students to learn, meet the high standards we set for them, and fill employer needs.
ASSESSMENT
  • Analyzing programs, services, policies, and procedures, and making adjustments as needed to best serve our students, employees, and community.
TRANSPARENCY
  • Being honest.
  • Separating personal and institutional interests.
  • Utilizing shared governance to improve communication and dissemination of information.
ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Understanding the power and effect our words have on students, colleagues, and members of the community when speaking about Western Dakota Tech and striving to use them in the best interest of the College.
  • Knowing and upholding Western Dakota Technical College's policies, and procedures, and objectives.
  • Behaving legally and ethically in all endeavors and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Providing the facilities, equipment, and services students and employees need to be successful.
  • Offering education with high potential for positive student, employer, and community outcomes.
DIGNITY
  • Respecting ourselves and others.
  • Providing fair and just treatment to all.
  • Understanding and celebrating the dignity in all forms of work, both internally and externally.
COMPASSION
  • Believing we are a solution to poverty, workforce shortages, unemployment, and other challenges in our community.
  • Empathizing with students, colleagues, and other individuals in their experiences and realities.
INCLUSION
  • Utilizing shared governance to ensure participation in decision-making and provide channels for various groups to voice opinions.
  • Respecting and embracing varying cultures, views, and opinions.
Western Dakota Technical College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Definition

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) respects the uniqueness of every individual who works at, attends, or visits WDTC and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know and acknowledge all of us have different strengths and backgrounds that contribute to the success of us as individuals and WDTC as a whole. We believe everyone should have equitable access to technical education and the professional career pathways it provides. Thus, WDTC strives to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all employees and students, regardless of areas of difference, so individuals can find both personal and professional success at WDTC.

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