2012 World Congress

Hosted by Colleges and Institutes Canada in Halifax, Canada

The 2012 WFCP World Congress held in Halifax was a great success!

It provided our members and delegates from all over the world with the opportunity to present the latest trends in the higher applied education sector, showcase the research, ideas and innovation that are strengthening applied education, present the realities of our sector in a global context, and bond with colleagues and partners who share an interest in the college and polytechnics sector.

Some of the presentations made by WFCP members during the congress are posted here for your convenience.


WFCP convened collaborative meetings including an annual World Congress. The first World Congress was held in 1999. The seventh WFCP World Congress was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia May 26-29, 2012.

The 2012 World Congress engaged participants from around the world.  Dialogue, debate and discussion examined the ties between applied education and job creation, economic growth and vibrant rural and urban communities.

Delegates and an exciting list of keynotes speakers from around the world were in Halifax, Nova Scotia May 26-29, 2012 and shared:

  • best practices in leadership and transformation
  • pedagogy for a new global generation of learners
  • quality assurance
  • standards across borders
  • inclusion of indigenous and marginalized peoples
  • … and much more.

Who Attended?

World Congress was not restricted to WFCP and AoC members and was open to:

  • All Colleges, polytechnics and technical institutes
  • Higher education institutes with a primary vocational focus
  • International awarding bodies
  • Policy makers and government officials
  • National agencies working in vocational education and skills training
  • Independent and private learning providers
  • International suppliers of educational products and services

The International Executive Leadership Institute

The Institute is a dynamic leadership building opportunity for emerging leaders of colleges and polytechnics. The Institute took place before the Congress.

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