Training & Development

Organization Development at Western is a college-wide effort that is structured to provide learning opportunities so all employees may develop their skills, knowledge and abilities in a manner that supports the college mission, vision and values. Western’s Employee Success policy embraces the concept of a professional development effort that assists individual employees in reaching their professional goals.

Our Mission

Western Technical College is committed to excellence in learning, continuous improvement, student success, employer satisfaction and responsiveness to the Western District.

Our Vision

Western Technical College is a collaborative, innovative educational leader in our community.

Our Values

  • Learning
  • Student Success
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Respect

College Training Organization Development at Western is a college-wide effort. This page links to trainings related to FERPA, OSHA, Ethics, Powercampus, Harassment, and Microsoft Office/Windows.

Culture of Accountability  Western has partnered with Partners In Leadership to provide all employees with training to help Western move forward with a culture of accountability. Watch for workshops, brown bag sessions or other opportunities to practice and learn.

Employee Handbook  Employees are expected to have knowledge and understanding of the policies, procedures, and benefits outlined in the handbook in order to make the essential experience as an employee both productive and rewarding.

Faculty Innovation Fund The Faculty Innovation Fund provides opportunities for faculty (or teams of faculty members) who want to pursue special projects that may improve student learning in their course and/or program. The goals of the fund are related to (1) student success, (2) student retention, and (3) faculty development for excellence in teaching and learning.

Professional Development  This page offers access to workshop registration, forms requesting funding for professional development, and links to area colleges.

Teaching at Western is on the Employment web page. Once there, click on the “Teaching at Western” link to view the drop-down information. The drop-down describes the Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS). The FAQS ensures that Western hires highly qualified teachers and supports their classroom effectiveness through professional development.