In partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is guided by SBCTC’s strategic vision:
Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities.
Grounded in equity and the need for resilience, the mission guides our overall direction as a college:
To prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities
Grounded in equity and the need for resilience, the vision inspires how we see ourselves in the future:
To be the college of choice for workforce education
Grounded in equity and the need for resilience, the values give us the tools to implement our mission and vision:
Grounded in equity and the need for resilience, the core themes are the pillars supporting the mission and provide long term objectives (7 years aligned with accreditation review cycles) for the college:
LWTech is accessible to the community by providing multiple entrance points and educational pathways. The college is a conduit for students to upgrade their skills, transition into new careers, or further their education and training.
At LWTech, students gain the skills and knowledge needed to achieve their educational goals and to participate in the workforce.
LWTech forms partnerships with governmental and community organizations, educational institutions, business, and labor in order to effectively support the Institution’s mission.
LWTech provides a safe, supported and engaging learning environment for students and work environment for faculty and staff.
Grounded in equity and the need for resilience, the planning goals are the short term (3-4 years), action focused goals aligned with the Core Themes (formerly called strategic planning goals):
Address and dismantle structural racism
Continue implementation of Guided Pathways
Position the college as a leader in workforce training for the state’s short-term and long-term economic recovery
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