2020 Awards of Excellence Now Open

WFCP Awards of Excellence Nominations Now Open

Have the achievement of your college or polytechnic recognized on the world stage. If you have leading practices, then nominate those for the Awards of Excellence of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) to be announced and celebrated at the World Congress in San Sebastián in October 2020. Winners and finalists are promoted through the network of member colleges and polytechnics.

The 4th WFCP Awards of Excellence are now accepting nominations in all categories. The Awards recognize excellence in WFCP membership in eight categories, connected to the Federation’s seven affinity groups. The Awards ceremony will take place in Donostia-San Sebastián, the Basque Country (Spain) on the occasion of the 10th Bi-Annual World Congress, from October 14 –16, 2020.

Recipients of the Awards of Excellence will be featured in the WFCP’s 3rd World Best Practice Guide in Professional and Technical Education. Previous Guides featured recipients of the 2016 and 2018 Awards and detailed their winning projects as well as offering lessons learned to other institutions embarking on similar journeys. You can find the first and second volumes of the 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 28, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Canada/US Eastern Standard Time) and are open to WFCP members and their member institutions. Recipients will be informed in April 2020 and invited to present on their award-winning project or institution at the 2020 World Congress.

View the 2020 Awards of Excellence nomination form.

The eight 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.
  • Sustainable Development – 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 programs accredited as higher education leading to an applied bachelor’s degree and leadership in recognition of the groundbreaking approach to degree-granting in professional and technical education and training.
  • 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.
  • Partnership with Industry – 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.

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 28, 2020 will be considered for the 2020 WFCP Awards of Excellence. Nominations packages and questions related to the nomination process should 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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Mariia Alekseevskaia
Program Officer
World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics
secretariat@wfcp.org
613-746-2222 ext. 3149
Twitter: @wfcpsecretariat

Enclosure: 2020 Awards of Excellence Nomination Form

 

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