WFCP Announces Its 2023 Awards Of Excellence Winners
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Ottawa, April 25, 2023 – The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is proud to present the winners of the 2023 Awards of Excellence. The Award recipients were announced during the WFCP Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the 2023 World Congress in Montréal, Canada.

“Our awards of excellence acknowledge the greatest talent the world has within technical and vocational education,” says WFCP Board Chair, Dawn Ward. “From our institutional and individual award winners we bring together a Best Practice Guide in the spirit of sharing and learning and inspiring others to put their organisations leaders and teams on a global stage.” Volume V of WFCP’s Best Practice Guide, showcasing the 2023 Award-winning institutions, projects and individuals, will be released in the coming months.

The Awards seek to distinguish WFCP member institutions and individuals whose exceptional initiatives are strengthening applied learning and research outcomes, and celebrate remarkable contributions to skills development and the wider economic and social development.

Please see the list of winners below:

Applied Research and Innovation Award
Gold: Holmesglen Institute, Australia
Silver: Instituto Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bronze: Nairobi Technical Training Institute, Kenya

Construction Award
Gold: Wenzhou Polytechnic, China
Silver: Humber College, Canada
Bronze: Burton and South Derbyshire College, United Kingdom

Cyber and Data Security and Social Engineering Award
Gold: Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada
Silver: Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, United Arab Emirates
Bronze: Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Canada

Global Citizenship Award
Gold: Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goiás, Brazil
Silver: Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute, China
Bronze: Hudson Valley Community College, United States

Indigenous Education Award
Gold: Georgian College, Canada
Silver: Red Deer Polytechnic, Canada
Bronze: Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

Strategic Leadership Award
Gold: Institute of Technical Education Singapore
Silver: Hudson Valley Community College, United States
Bronze: Cégep de Shawinigan, Canada

Sustainable Development Goals Award
Gold: Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Kenya
Silver: TAFE Queensland, Australia
Bronze [tie]: Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Bronze [tie]: Weston College, United Kingdom

Teacher Professional Development Award
Gold: Chisholm Institute, Australia
Silver: NPTC Group of Colleges, United Kingdom
Bronze: Kenya Technical Trainers College

Tourism and Hospitality Award
Gold: Ningbo Polytechnic, China
Silver: Wuxi Institute of Technology, China
Bronze: Rizhao Polytechnic, China

Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award
Gold: Sammy Chemoiwa, Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Kenya
Silver: Tafadzwa Mudondo, Harare Polytechnic, Zimbabwe
Bronze: Mish Eastman, RMIT University, Australia

Lifetime Achievement Award
Gold: Dawn Ward, Burton and South Derbyshire College, United Kingdom
Silver: Dan Mutai, Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Kenya
Bronze: Phill Murphy, Bendigo Kangan Institute, Australia

Outstanding Educator Award
Gold: Xiao Yang Jin, Tourism College of Zhejiang, China
Silver: Peter VandenBerg, Niagara College, Canada
Bronze [tie]: Karen Klee, Fanshawe College, Canada
Bronze [tie]: Basaralu Sudharshan, Nettur Technical Training Foundation, India

Outstanding Student Achievement Award
Gold: Qixing Zhang, Hebei Vocational University of Technology and Engineering, China
Silver: Shiyang Mo, Tourism College of Zhejiang, China
Bronze: Desirae Kilduff, Bendigo Kangan Institute, Australia


About the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics:

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is an international network of colleges and associations of colleges.

WFCP provides leadership in delivering workforce education for our global economy and members share leading-edge education strategies and best practices to increase workforce employability in countries around the world.

For more information:

Lyne Dalby
Program Officer, WFCP Secretariat
World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics

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