The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has launched its new three-year strategic plan with a refreshed vision, mission, strategic commitments and an inaugural set of values for the Institute.
The final plan was two years in the making and was developed after extensive consultation with more than 9,000 key stakeholders ranging from current students and employees, to alumni, employers, and industry leaders.
“We see the Strategic Plan as a bridge to our future—a future in which we are achieving our full potential,” said Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT. “Together we can deliver upon our Vision of empowering people, shaping BC, and inspiring global progress.”
The Institute’s plan features a bold mission of partnering learners and industry for success through workforce development. It is grounded in BCIT’s provincial mandate and seeks to leverage its strengths and points of differentiation in applied education and integration with industry.
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“We are witnessing seismic shifts in the workplace, with significant economic and social impact,” said Kinloch. “Much of what we do in the next three years will be about creating the human, technical, and physical capacity to equip BCIT for ongoing success.”
BCIT will be bringing the plan to life by focusing its efforts on three strategic commitments over the coming years. The Institute is committed to being a people-first organization, to delivering future-proof applied education, and to building globally relevant connections.
Rounding out the plan is an emphasis on aligning the Institute’s values to five key attributes: achieve excellence, embrace innovation, champion diversity and inclusion, pursue collaboration, and engage with respect.
The plan was rolled out to the community by Kinloch at an internal event on Thursday, April 25. A strategic implementation team has been formed to operationalize the plan and to support organizational accountability.
The full plan can be viewed online at: www.bcit.ca/strategic-plan.
About the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
For more than 50 years, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been training the experts, innovators, and professionals who shape our economy – across BC and around the world. With five campuses and over 50,000 students enrolled each year, BCIT is one of BC’s largest post-secondary institutes. Through its unique applied education model, students gain the technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead innovation in a rapidly changing workforce. The BCIT curriculum is developed through close consultation with industry and delivered by instructors who have direct, hands-on experience in their fields.