Western's Vision 2020
In 2010, Western embarked on an ambitious 10-year plan called Vision 2020 that will allow the college to create student pathways to success while maintaining the flexibility necessary to train future employees for future jobs.
There are three main components to the plan:
There is a growing need for short-term (one year or less) programs that earn a college certificate or diploma so students can quickly get up to speed for the workforce. And, those credits are transferable to an associate’s degree and even a bachelor’s degree to allow graduates to continue their training and potentially move up the career ladder and earn more money.
Western is developing program clusters to reflect the way several occupations interact in the workplace. Having the programs work together will give students an understanding of the entire process. It will also allow Western to more efficiently offer common core coursework for multiple programs.
To accomplish the first two objectives, Western is improving classroom spaces. Occupational centers require restructuring of Western’s facilities to accommodate space efficient program grouping.
- Passive House Instructional Facility
- Western Hydro Power Station
- Truck & Heavy Equipment Facility
- Coleman Center
- Integrated Technology Center