Message from the Chair

Welcome to the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP), the united voice of post-secondary applied education institutions across the globe. We are representatives of colleges, institutes and polytechnics, united by the mandate to prepare students for complex professional and technical roles in a changing society so that they can emerge as leaders and innovators in their chosen careers.

The Federation aims to be a resource for member institutions to meet their strategic national and international objectives, an international forum to facilitate the sharing  of the latest in applied education research, and a strong advocate for  joint initiatives and for linking  institutions and the business community.

New trends and challenges in applied forms of learning and in the job market are shaping the rapidly changing social and economic situation in many parts of the world and we can work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for tomorrow’s workforce.

The WFCP is headed by an international Board, representing the various regions and reflecting the differing educational structures and systems of its members. Colleges, institutes and polytechnics across the world are facing similar issues and can greatly benefit from collaboration in achieving solutions and sharing best practices.

The WFCP engages in a number of activities, including coordinating affinity groups and publishing the World’s Best Practice Guide – a resource for professional and technical education practitioners to learn from award-winning projects, institutions, and individuals. The hallmark of the Federation is our bi-annual congress, to be held in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

The WFCP is positioned as a global leader to work with policymakers, decisionmakers and institutions to prepare for the skills future. For our 2018 World Congress we will explore the future of skills in more depth and work with strategic partners to prepare the students in our sphere of influence to be global citizens, resilient to the changes coming.

I hope you will join us for the 2018 World Congress, Preparing for the Skills Future, Now.

I invite you to explore our website and the benefits of the Federation and become a member of WFCP!

Craig Robertson
Chair, WFCP
CEO, TAFE Directors Australia


WFCP Board meeting in Arizona in February 2018

From Left to Right: John Henik (GEN), Jen Bahen (TDA), Denise Amyot (WFCP Past Chair) (CICan), Dr. Larry Rosia (PIN), Phil Ker (NZITP), Craig Robertson (WFCP Chair) (TDA), Wayne Wheeler (WFCP Vice-Chair, Americas) (AACC), Tresanna Hassanally (WFCP Secretariat), and Andrew Williamson (VTA).

Craig Robertson