Approved/revised: April 16, 2012
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology: A comprehensive public post-secondary institute, governed by the Aboriginal community, leads by anticipating and responding to the educational needs of our learners by providing support, choices, knowledge and tools to build a better future.
We are student-centered.
We are grounded in Aboriginal culture, tradition, and Indigenous Knowledge.
We are committed to the advancement of our students, employees, communities and institute.
We seek to engage all learners and members of the NVIT community.
We will maintain a standard of academic excellence that ensures that our students have the widest range of future choices possible.
We are committed to a high level of organizational discipline where all aspects of the Strategic Plan, governance and operations are guided by formalized policies, procedures, monitoring and review processes.
NVIT is the home of excellence in education grounded in Aboriginal experience and Indigenous Knowledge to strengthen communities, one learner at a time.
We have respect for the dignity, rights, cultures and beliefs of all people.
We care and support each other and have respect for our environment.
We are accountable to ourselves, the Elders, our communities, our students and to the provincial government.
We embrace honesty and trust in all of our relationships.
We encourage the sharing of knowledge and appreciate we are all learners.
Balance and Harmony
We seek and encourage balance and harmony in all activities.
We understand that no one part is greater than the other and that together we are a whole.
We acknowledge and use systemic thinking and planning.
Growth and Development
We promote the continual growth and development of individuals and communities.
We encourage critical self-examination and a willingness to admit both strengths and weaknesses.
We are grounded in Indigenous Knowledge.
We honour and respect our communities and our partnerships.
We extend education related support to government, industry, education and other organizations to improve their relevance to the Aboriginal community.
We value communication and promote openness, respect and trust in our communication.
The following four strategic directions are fundamental for NVIT to achieve its vision and mission. NVIT strives to achieve excellence in each of the identified directions. These foundational strategic directions will remain relevant for the foreseeable future, while providing the framework for annual planning across the institution. NVIT’s strategic directions are:
• Academic Excellence
• Community Relevance
• Organizational Effectiveness