WFCP Awards of Excellence Nominations Now Open

The 3rd WFCP Awards of Excellence are now accepting nominations in all categories. The Awards recognize excellence in WFCP membership in seven categories, connected to the Federation’s affinity groups. The Awards ceremony will take place in Melbourne, Australia on the occasion of the 9th Bi-Annual World Congress, from October 8-10, 2018.

Recipients of the Awards of Excellence will be featured in the WFCP’s 2nd World Best Practice Guide in Professional and Technical Education. The first edition of the Guide featured recipients of the 2016 awards and detailed their winning projects as well as offering lessons learned to other institutions embarking on similar journeys. You can see the 1st World Best Practice Guide in Professional and Technical Education here or purchase a hard copy of the Guide by contacting the Secretariat.

Nominations will be open until February 12, 2018 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) and are open to WFCP members and their member institutions. Recipients will be informed in early spring and be invited to present on their award-winning project or institution at the 2018 World Congress.

The seven categories are as follows:

  • Access to Learning and Employment – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has developed effective channels to increase access to learning and employment for students.
  • Applied Research – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence in addressing real-world challenges through applied research
  • Entrepreneurship – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence in integrating entrepreneurship into academic curriculum and/or implemented innovative entrepreneurial activities.
  • Green Colleges – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence in advancing environmental sustainability through knowledge, tools, practices and technologies
  • Leadership Development – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence in developing the next generation of college leaders
  • Higher Technical Skills – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence in partnering with industry to improve access to jobs and meet the skills needs of the 21st century workforce
  • Student Support Services – To be awarded to an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence provision of services that support students throughout their college experience.

To be considered for a WFCP Award of Excellence, you must submit a nomination package, answering the questions on the nomination form, a letter of reference, and supporting documents such as testimonials. The package should not exceed six pages.

Nominations received no later than February 12, 2018 will be considered for the 2018 WFCP Awards of Excellence. Nominations packages and questions related to the nomination process can be sent to the Secretariat.

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is a member-based international network of colleges, polytechnics, university colleges, institutions and individuals of professional and technical education and training. The Federation provides leadership in delivering workforce education for the global economy.

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Tresanna Hassanally
Director
World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics
secretariat@wfcp.org
613-746-2222 ext. 3141
Twitter: @wfcpsecretariat

Enclosure: 2018 Awards of Excellence Nomination Form

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