A-B Tech’s Board of Trustees has adopted a new mission statement for the college

Here’s the press release from A-B Tech:

A-B Tech’s Board of Trustees has adopted a new mission statement for the college, emphasizing the critical role it plays in the area’s economic development.

Over a three-month period, more than 75 faculty, staff, students and members of the A-B Tech Board of Trustees participated in focus groups to determine the values, vision and mission for the College. A group of 20 met twice to narrow the options and collectively came up with Values, Vision and Mission statements, which were approved Feb. 6 by the Board of Trustees.

“We want to place more emphasis on economic development in our statements. We have always had excellent workforce training and an award-winning small business center and incubator, so it was time to acknowledge it in our values, vision and mission,” said A-B Tech President Dr. Hank Dunn. “Our message to the community is that we are focused on economic development in collaboration with all of our partners. Our role is to find the educational or economic need within the community and meet that need through innovation and commitment to student success.”

Locally Committed. Regionally Dynamic. World-Class Focused.


A-B Tech inspires, nurtures and empowers students and the community toward a better quality of life through progressive teaching, bold innovation and supportive collaboration.

Values: A-B Tech’s core beliefs guide behaviors, decisions and interactions toward accomplishing the mission and achieving the vision.
A-B Tech is dedicated to student and community success through:


To practice the highest levels of professionalism and performance in providing a quality education for our diverse community. We commit to superior personal, academic and professional standards as we strive for distinction in all aspects of our learning and work.


To foster a love of learning and to empower individuals to succeed in our local and global community. To be the #1 resource for college and career readiness, transfer education, enrichment, workforce development and life-long learning.

Supportive Environment

To create a safe, nurturing, appreciative, compassionate atmosphere of mutual respect and collaborative partnerships among all individuals.

To actively seek creative solutions and cutting-edge initiatives that lead to best practices.


To embrace the diversity of cultures, ideas, wisdom and points of view that make people unique and adds quality to our lives and vitality to the college.
Continuous Improvement

To continually assess the effectiveness of our programs, services and processes to assure that we are doing our best every day and that over time our best gets better.


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