Page 2 - LWTech 2021 Tranformations Magazine: Narrowing the STEM Gender Gap
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LWTech at a Glance
Innovation in the Time of COVID
In the fall of 2020, LWTech was pleased to welcome the college’s first Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Robert Britten. Robert leads
the college’s EDI work, fully supported by the president, Board of Trustees, members of Executive Cabinet, and the college community.
Greetings from the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Being the first Executive Director in this role is a great honor, one that I could never take lightly and one from which I will continue to learn, adapt and grow as we take active steps to embrace and evolve in our awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our differences not only make us stronger but more resilient as a community. I pledge to continue to listen, hear and be culturally responsive as our actions speak to who we are as individuals and as an institution.
I will not always “get it right” but that is my intent. “Equity work is heart work,” and it is from this vantage point that I connect to the work ahead of us, and it drives what we do to make our college more reflective of who our students are and how we serve them.
This moment in history has provided us with an opportunity at LWTech to look inward and decide where, and how, we will emphasize, prioritize and improve diversity, equity, and inclusion for all our students, staff and faculty where
all can thrive.
I look forward to creating open doors to equity that reflect all of our gifts.
 • Retraining the Workforce
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Industry Partnerships
Success in STEM 9| Credits Transfer
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Robert Britten,
LWTech Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Program Spotlights: Electronics Technology and Public Health
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• Supporting Our Lions
Become an LWTech Lion
    About LWTech
LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 44 associate degrees, and 93 professional certificates in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
To prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities.
Core Values
            Inclusive: Innovative:
Collaborative: Respectful:
We intentionally create a welcoming environment where all feel a sense of belonging.
We are leaders in maximizing opportunities to create a thriving college community.
We are open to change and work together to achieve success for all.
We engage others with acceptance, open mindedness, courtesy, and care.
   On the cover: Women faculty in STEM fields come together at LWTech! Find out who they are on page 8!
    Washington Institute of Technology
    LWTech at a Glance

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