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 provides relevant, high quality education, in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities.

Our Vision

Western Technical College is the college of first choice in our region.

Our Values

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

Western Professional Development Housed in the Human Resources Department, this site offers a wide array of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.

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.

Free Professional Development Resources  Resources include the weekly Monday Morning Mentor Video series and a free subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS). The FAQS ensures that Western hires highly qualified teachers and supports their classroom effectiveness through professional development.

Organizations & Associations. A list of sites instructors may find useful for information related to career and technical education: