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Strategic Directions & Objectives

The Vision 2020 strategic plan was formally adopted by the Board in August 2016. Three strategic directions and two foundational college strategies will guide the College through 2020. Strategies and strategic measures for each strategic direction have been articulated and implementation has begun. Annual targets for each strategic measure are established to reach the four- year goals of Vision 2020. Mid-year and annual results are monitored by college administration and the Board.

2016-2020 Strategic Plan Brochure (PDF)
FVTC Strategic Alignment Model (PDF)

Address any questions regarding the planning process to Dr. Patti Frohrib at

Strategic Directions

Access to Technical Education

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


  • Redesign student intake processes focusing on career navigation, onboarding, and readiness assessment.
  • Implement solutions that address financial and educational barriers.
  • Streamline and simplify the multiple registration systems and processes.
  • Transition dual-enrollment high school students into technical college programs.
  • Implement a comprehensive parent/family awareness campaign, which engages employers as partners.
  • 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.


  • Develop integrated solutions to improve Adult Basic Education student transitions to post-secondary technical programs and related careers.
  • Invest in academic and student support services that improve retention and graduation rates, especially for those most at risk.
  • Advance institutional practices focused on improving outcomes for students of color.
  • Continue to advance the quality of instruction in all formats.
  • Continue to invest in employee development, which results in improved student outcomes.
  • Develop specific program pathway plans that map and support completion for both part-time and full-time students.
  • Accelerate graduate entry to the workforce through program redesign efforts.

Workforce & Community Development

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


  • Convene community partners to tackle persistent obstacles to self-sufficiency.
  • Assess unmet workforce needs and develop targeted strategies 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.

Annual Objectives 2016-2017

Enrollment objective - Implement strategies to achieve a 65% conversion rate of applicants to enrollees, an overall program student fall-to-spring retention rate of 80%, and reverse the enrollment trend by serving at least 6,900 full-time equivalency students.  

Financial objective - Build upon the College’s solid financial health by meeting or exceeding the planned budget parameters for FY 2017 in all major funds.  

Marketing objective - Design and implement a comprehensive plan that includes employer engagement, to raise awareness of technical education among high school students and their parents/families.  

Student transitions objective - Implement strategies in adult basic education and dual credit student transition which result in at least a 10% increase in the College’s performance related to the direct program enrollment of these populations.  

Regional service objective - Expand our engagement with local community businesses, schools and other organizations through regional center and regional campus initiatives to increase programming, expand services, and address important community needs, with an emphasis on Waushara County.  

Facilities objective - Prioritize District remodeling projects, complete related space and financial planning, and have several projects underway by June 30, 2017. 

Operations objective - Develop a Business Continuity Plan which incorporates all critical components required for timely continuation of operations in the event of a business interruption. 

Human resources objective - Implement merit-based pay plan components for faculty and support staff to meet the guiding principles established by the Board, incorporating the recommendations and continued planning input from cross-functional work teams.  

Customer service objective - Improve the search, registration and payment processes for a wide range of classes and events in order to streamline the customer experience.  

State funding objective - Initiate efforts that result in FVTC remaining in the top quartile of total funding among the WTCS colleges for Outcomes-Based Funding.  

College affordability objective - Address financial barriers to educational opportunities through the implementation of the FVTC Promise Scholars Program with a goal of admitting at least 600 District high schools graduates (Class of 2017) for 2017-18 and at least 25 recent adult GED/HSED completers.