Focus on Learning
The Institute focuses on learning as the foundation for decision-making with respect to planning, technology, location, instructional methods and successful outcomes. Learners receive high quality, innovative education and services that foster student success in achievement of their stated goals. Access to Education
The Institute offers programs and services that are affordable and accessible to residents of our community. Students are provided flexible options for learning in locations that are easily accessible and resources that help make their education affordable.
Respect for Differences
The Institute demonstrates a respect for differences and an appreciation of multiple perspectives. The campus environment is governed by open communication and shared decision-making, and programs and services that support the needs of diverse populations.
The Institute provides educational programs and services that facilitate gainful and meaningful employment for students seeking training, retraining or continuing education. Our programs and services meet the economic needs of our community.
The Institute has established and maintains internal and external partnerships that support student learning, shared community resources, increased educational opportunities and shared governance. Partnerships are fostered externally with education, business and industry and other community groups, and internally as cross-collaborations among students, faculty, disciplines and organizational units.
The Institute will makes strategic decisions in the distribution of limited resources and implements processes that enhance quality, demonstrate effectiveness, and ensure public accountability. The Institute provides high quality facilities and equipment, a healthy technology infrastructure, and well-designed support services.
Sagana Technical Training Institute will structure its operations, training and educational programs around the Core Values of accountability, respect, responsibility, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
Accountability is essential for an environment of learning. Those who are accountable stand by their words and actions, taking full responsibility for what they create and for what they contribute to the community.
Respect is a requirement for enhancing learning. Community members who respect themselves and others help create a safe, yet open, climate of learning.
Responsibility is the root of success. Students who assume personal responsibility for their education will reach their goals. Responsible students also make contributions to their communities.
Critical thinking is the fundamental purpose of higher education. The ability to solve problems through the application of the appropriate skills is critical to all disciplines.
Communication is increasingly the key competency for living and working in the information age. Communicating effectively in oral and written forms through traditional and new media is a powerful tool for personal and career success.
Collaboration, by bringing together individual knowledge and talents, creates teams that are greater than the sum of their parts. Such teamwork maximizes benefits to individuals and the community.