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1. Create and support a highly educated community by:

  • Supporting student goal achievement through partnerships with secondary institutions, universities, businesses, and community organizations
  • Providing a range of credentialing activities
  • Offering credit and non-credit learning opportunities

2. Support economic and workforce development by:

  • Promoting county and state economic development through a variety of education and training services to businesses, not-for-profits, and governmental organizations
  • Supporting entrepreneurial and small business activities
  • Providing appropriate career advancement activities
  • Assisting with the transition to employment

3. Deliver high quality and high demand academic coursework and training opportunities by:

  • Ensuring that the quality and "brand" of course deliverables are of the highest caliber
  • Utilizing a regional approach to planning
  • Working to make all programs and courses appropriate, and in some cases customized, for those who can benefit

4. Create partnerships that work by:

  • Promoting partnerships that recognize the need for each partner to be successful
  • Listening carefully to partners
  • Jointly identifying opportunities, trends, and challenges
  • Creating win-win strategies

5. Increase community engagement and enrichment by:

  • Acting as a resource for intellectual, cultural, and physical activities in the community
  • Providing accessible learning opportunities responsive to a range of community needs
  • Developing learning activities for all ages
  • Promoting a culture of community involvement and lifelong learning

6. Support student/stakeholder achievement and success by:

  • Assisting learners to transition between units, departments and institutions
  • Working closely with existing programs and initiatives
  • Providing referrals to appropriate services for all learners

7. Use data to inform programming and decision-making by:

  • Managing all aspects of the division effectively through planning, organizing, staffing, and decision-making based on data
  • Establishing key performance indicators and performance standards, assessing performance, and taking appropriate action

8. Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders by:

  • Using social media effectively
  • Communicating regularly to internal and external constituents

9. Act as good stewards of community and institutional resources by:

  • Making each unit member aware of institutional policies and procedures
  • Asking each unit member to adopt a philosophy of good stewardship

Community Education and Workforce Development Division

Community Education and Workforce Development
West Campus Room M105
Phone: (517) 483-1338
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