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What Sets BCIT Apart

Vision & Values

Applied education integrated with industry

The foundation of our strategy reflects the ever-shifting landscape and reinforces our points of difference in a complex and demanding world.

Through our vision and mission, we are reaffirming our focus on what sets BCIT apart: applied education and integration with industry. We are challenging ourselves to be more ambitious, more purposeful, and more integrated. We are strengthening our commitment to improving the lives of the people who learn and work at BCIT. We are highlighting our intention to help build new capacity and drive regeneration as British Columbia adapts to sustain its edge as a place to live and work. And we are looking further afield to our ability to lead positive change through the contributions of our alumni and researchers to economic, social, and environmental ventures across the world.


Empowering People.
Shaping BC.
Inspiring Global Progress.


Partnering learners and industry for success through workforce development.


How we work and how we make decisions

Our values guide our behaviour—our interactions, our approaches to teaching and learning, and our responses to each other. Ultimately, our values must inform how we work and how we make decisions.

We know from our consultations and from initial experience in implementation that these values—while endorsed by the community—are not consistently reflected throughout our learning and working environments. But we have made meaningful progress since 2018, and the strength of the community through the pandemic is testament to that work. We will continue our efforts to make these values synonymous with BCIT. This is fundamental if we are to fully realize our goals of serving the success of our people, partners, and province through applied learning that leads to practical, real-world results.

At BCIT we strive to:

Achieve excellence
We strive to achieve excellence in everything we do and to accomplish real and measurable results.

Embrace innovation
We embrace innovation, ignited by imagination and creativity, to improve our approaches, opportunities, and outcomes.

Champion diversity and inclusion
We champion diversity of experiences, ideas, cultures, and perspectives, fostering a community permeated with equality and inclusivity.

Pursue collaboration
We believe in the power of collaboration to amplify our efforts.

Engage with respect
We work from a position of respect for others’ expertise, insight, and inherent worth, and we reflect a respect for future generations in our passion for sustainability.

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