The Vocational Training Department is committed to the highest degree of professional ethics and conduct by all staff in the daily performance of essential job functions and in staff interactions with students, families, colleagues, referral sources, Advisory Committees, employers, and other customers.   Staff are expected to comply with WWRC Governance on Ethical Conduct in all aspects of their positions and are also held accountable for any relevant Professional Code of Ethics.


An annual review of Professional Ethical Conduct is a required component of the HR Performance Management process, as documented by signatory review on each staff member's EWP.


Staff Professional Appearance

The following guidelines have been established to clarify expected personal appearance standards for staff of Vocational Training (VT).  The primary goal is to assure that staff present a neat, clean, professional appearance during working hours and at other times when they are representing WWRC on business.  Staff should be exemplary role models in their personal appearance for students as well as in their representation of WWRC to families and visitors of the Center.  The following guidelines are general to allow staff flexibility in applying their own style and creativity:

  • Name tags should be visible and worn above the waist during working hours.
  • Clothing should be appropriate for the profession, promote safety and provide a good example for students.  Jeans are not considered appropriate unless the workday is designated as a Center or department-sanctioned JEANS DAY
  • Clothing or accessories should not be distracting to others.  Dress not allowed for students will not be allowed for staff.
  • Casual shirts and pants for men; skirts and blouses, "skorts," dresses, and slacks for women.  More formal attire including suits, jackets, and ties are appropriate for those who desire, and when the occasion or activity requires (i.e. formal presentations).
  • Tennis shoes will only be permitted with a doctor's excuse or due to a short term medical problem.
  • Short "shorts" and "micro" miniskirts are not considered appropriate attire.
  • Dress attire related to cultural and/or religious practices will be respected.
  • On days with snowy or icy road conditions leniency will be applied to promote staff safety to and from work.  Boots, and other items of warm clothing will be satisfactory during those times.


Exceptions to the professional appearance guidelines must be discussed with and are subject to prior approval of the employee's Supervisor.  Questions should be directed to the employee's Supervisor.