THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED AND TOOK PART IN SETTING A NEW FUTURE FOR VOCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WORLD-WIDE
In early October 2018 in Melbourne, Australia the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics explored new challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation and the impact on work, societies and peoples who may be displaced due to changing economic and global circumstances.
Hosted by Australian TAFEs, the Congress brought together over 800 delegates from community colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training.
Preparing for the Skills Future, Now will make a difference to the outcomes of millions of vocational and professional students world-wide.
The 2018 World Congress focused on action based solutions to these challenges.
THE WORLD CONGRESS STARTS IN
Mid to Late April 2018
Call for Proposals notification date
Ultra Early Bird Closes
Late fees apply
(extra $110 per delegate)
Monday, October 8, 2018 – Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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Come to Melbourne, and help shape the solutions
The Congress itself, which will feature high-profile global speakers, contemporary research, exhibitions of cutting-edge practice and engaging discussions focused on change, as well as opportunities to network with other delegates.
Pre-Congress Workshops, hosted by the Affinity Groups of the WFCP, covering contemporary issues such as applied research and innovation in vocational colleges, higher technical skills and student support services.
A Global Young Leaders Camp for vocational students
An optional Leadership Institute which will focus on the importance of industry engagement in vocational education and training
Optional Site visits to leading Australian institutions before and after the Congress
Networking opportunities with colleagues from across the globe, including colleges and polytechnics, policy makers and TVET researchers.
RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
WFCP is pleased to announce its third annual Awards of Excellence will be presented at the WFCP 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The awards recognize outstanding contributions from member institutions to achieving the vision of the Federation and celebrating accomplishments in the global colleges and polytechnics sector.
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ABOUT THE HOSTS
The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is an international network of colleges and associations of colleges. Members share leading edge education strategies and best practices to increase workforce employability in countries around the year. The WFCP, in partnership with a host country, holds a World Congress every two years.
Education professionals come to the congress to learn and share trends and best practices in professional and technical education and training. The congress is attended by more than 600 delegates from over 50 countries and six continents.
The 2018 congress will be an influential gathering held at a time of rapid change in the international economy. This includes advances being made in digitalisation and automation, on-going globalisation of markets and supply-chains and the emergence of new industries and jobs while others decline.
TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is the peak national body representing Australia’s government owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).
The TAFE network is the largest and most diverse tertiary education sector in Australia with more than 1000 campuses. TDA supports members, leads the advocacy for quality skills in Australia and represents Australian TAFEs internationally.