WCTE Diversity Statement

 

Central to WCTE’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a governing and workplace environment which recognizes and celebrates the power of diversity. Diverse perspectives foster a broader understanding of the community we serve and strengthen our organization to reach higher goals.
 
WCTE seeks a diverse workforce through distinct personalities and capabilities of each individual within the group. On a personal level, the diversity of an individual is defined by his or her cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences.
 
WCTE believes that diversity considerations extend beyond race and gender. The spectrum of diversity also includes disability, religious belief, age, culture, sexual orientation, physicality, education and socio- economic status.
 
Embracing diversity is not only important for the WCTE staff but for every member of our organization, including our governing and community advisory boards. By understanding and celebrating differences, WCTE demonstrates its commitment to treat everyone with fairness and respect…a reassuring quality for the employee, board trustee, community partner, volunteer and viewer alike.
 
“Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.”
-Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember
 
“Diversity, when viewed through the lens of public media, is about understanding and appreciating one another’s uniqueness. America was built by a patchwork of nationalities; public media is a quilt of America’s many communities”
– The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
 
“Companies that value and manage diversity have a distinct advantage over those that do not when it comes to the bottom line. In fact, the ability to manage diversity could well be the difference between success and failure for businesses, as well as the communities in which they operate”
-Tim Solso, Cummins Chairman and CEO Emeritus

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