NWTC Equity Guide A guide to diversity, equity and inclusion at NWTC - Page 8

COLLEGE OVERVIEW Mission and Vision of the College Mission We are a two-year college, serving Northeast Wisconsin by providing education, training, and lifelong learning opportunities for individuals and businesses leading to the development of a skilled workforce. Our customers stimulate the economic vitality of our district as a result of the application of skills and knowledge acquired through the completion of certificates, degrees, diplomas, and courses. Vision NWTC is a cutting edge life-long learning college that transforms, strengthens, and inspires. Equity Value The intended culture of NWTC is demonstrated daily through our nine values, including “Everyone Has Worth,” our value specifically related to equity. NWTC’s values also include: Customer Focus, Passion and Inspiration, Creativity and Innovation, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Wellbeing, and Ethics. 6 Everyone Has Worth: We are committed to embracing the worth of every individual, providing an inclusive place for all people, and creating a respectful and stimulating environment necessary for intellectual and personal growth. How do we demonstrate that everyone has worth? We… • Work effectively to promote an environment where individual values and social differences are embraced. • Value the inherent worth of equity in every aspect of the College. • Seek innovative practices and initiatives that stimulate and advance diversity and inclusion. • Commit to the ongoing need for cultural competence and personal self-development. • Ask questions about cultures, customs and different perspectives. • Discuss diversity and inclusion at department meetings. • Solicit feedback to understand equity versus equality. • Apply cultural competence knowledge in actions and decisions made. • Engage in diversity related events on and off campus.