Kenya is celebrating 5 global awards from the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP). The awards were given to three Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and two career educationists in the TVET sector at the WFCP 2023 Awards of Excellence held on April 30, 2023, in Montreal Canada.

WFCP awards recognize outstanding contributions from member institutions, individuals, and associations’ exceptional initiatives which are strengthening applied learning and research outcomes.

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology won a gold medal for the Sustainable Development Goals Award. Harare National Polytechnic of Zimbabwe took home the silver medal while Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institute got the bronze medal. Both Kenya School of TVET and Nairobi Technical Training Institute clinched bronze medals for the Teacher Professional Development Award and the Applied Research and Innovation Award categories respectively. Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) Principal Sammy Chemoiwo was awarded a gold medal in Leadership in the Inclusivity category, while his immediate predecessor Dr. Daniel Mutai was feted with a silver medal in the Lifetime Achievement award category.

The Congress, touted as the largest professional and technical education event in the world, was attended by more than 700 delegates from 50 countries and six continents.

WFCP is a global network of individual, national, and regional associations of colleges, with those in Kenya represented through the Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI).

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