Call for Proposals: 2025/26 World Congress
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Ottawa, May 10, 2023 – The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is now accepting bids to host its 12th World Congress in 2025/26.

The WFCP is an international network of colleges, polytechnics and associations engaged in the delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The World Congress is the hallmark of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics. Every 1-2 years, education professionals gather in a member country to hear the latest trends, best practices and network with their peers in the professional and technical education and training sector. The Congress programs are informed by the Federation’s Affinity Groups and the host nation’s local cultural flair.

The Congress program includes high powered plenary sessions with leading practitioners in the field of  TVET, break-out sessions for sharing of best practices, the meeting of the Federation’s Affinity Groups, a residential program for young students and a Leadership Summit for leaders from across the globe. 

The Congress operates to a theme relevant at the time for WFCP. The theme draws participants to the Congress and to work toward improved practices and always considers the role WFCP members can play toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Congress brings everyone together to celebrate key role of TVET in the lives of students, and for communities and industry. Awards of Excellence for best practice across a range of domains are also awarded.  

The host organization bears the responsibility for planning the Congress. Hosting a World Congress involves arranging the venue, developing and executing the Congress program, including themes and speakers, working with sponsors and exhibitors and bringing together local organisations to contribute to the program. The host organization will work closely with the WFCP Board of Directors which will help guide the planning of the congress. 

Included below is the Federation’s Guide to Hosting the World Congress, which gives details on expectations of the host and the Congress in general.

Proposals will be accepted only from member organizations or institutions.

Please submit your bid, including a draft budget, by August 31st, 2023 to the Secretariat at

The selected host will be informed by September 30th, 2023. If you have questions about the bid process or hosting the World Congress, please contact the Secretariat.

Encl: Guide to Hosting the World Congress

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