Strategic Directions & Objectives

The Strategic Plan 2016-2022 was approved by the Board in July 2020. Three strategic directions and two foundational college strategies will guide the College through 2022. Strategies and strategic measures for each strategic direction have been articulated and implementation continues. Annual targets for each strategic measure are established to reach the goals of the plan. Mid-year and annual results are monitored by college administration and the Board.

2017-2022 Strategic Plan Brochure (PDF)
2021-2022 Annual Objectives (PDF)
FVTC Strategic Alignment Model (PDF) 

For questions, please contact Kim Olson, Associate Vice President, College Effectiveness and Accreditation.
Email: Kim Olson



Strategic Directions

Access to Technical Education

Attract more students to technical career fields through targeted marketing, streamlining complex processes, and reducing known barriers.


  • Focus admissions efforts on the conversion of applicants to enrollees. 
  • Tailor outreach efforts to better inform diverse populations about College opportunities. 
  • Analyze the effectiveness of initiatives to address financial and educational barriers. 
  • Streamline and simplify the multiple registration systems and processes. 
  • Transition dual-enrollment high school students into technical college programs. 
  • Engage youth organizations to expand awareness of technical occupations and opportunities. 
Student Success

Improve students’ completion of credentials through the redesign of academic and support service systems and practices.


  • Advance integrated solutions to improve Adult Education student transitions to post-secondary technical programs and related careers. 
  • Invest in academic and student support services that improve retention and graduation rates, aiming for equity across all student groups. 
  • Strengthen institutional practices focused on improving outcomes for students of color. 
  • Foster a culture of assessment to improve student learning.
  • Expand specific program pathway plans that map and support completion for both part-time and full-time students. 
Workforce & Community Development

Work with regional partners to develop solutions to address workforce gaps in key employment sectors.


  • Advance community partnerships that tackle persistent obstacles to self-sufficiency. 
  • Fine-tune programmatic strategies to address unmet workforce needs throughout the District. 
  • Expand incumbent worker training, enhancing existing workforce skillsets. 
  • Partner with employers by providing opportunities to populations with untapped potential. 
  • Engage regional workforce and economic development organizations as full partners in addressing the talent shortage.