CETABC operates in accordance with the values and ideals of its members.  We honour and are guided by three principles:

System-wide Scope – CETABC primarily advances issues, interests, and opportunities that are pressing for BC’s public post-secondary continuing education and contract training system as a whole; secondarily, we attend to issues that are compelling only for specific groups or regions within the post-secondary system.

Strategic Partnership – CETABC undertakes activities that support the strategic objectives of member institutions and encourages partnerships across multiple institutions – both within the education sector as well as with government, industry, and communities around the province.

Autonomy & Consensus – CETABC entertains and is responsive to all ideas presented by its members, and seeks consensus whenever possible - but respects members’ autonomy in deciding whether or not to engage in specific initiatives.