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Kenyan Teacher Selected As Finalist In WFCP 2022 Global Award

WFCP 2022 Global Award.

A little-known technical and vocational Education and Training (TVET) teacher is about to put Kenya on the map for his work.

Dr. Daniel Mutai, a former principal at the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) in Nakuru City, has been named a finalist in the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2022 TVET Excellence for All Awards.

Dr. Mutai, a career educator in technical education, is the only Kenyan nominated for the global award, the winner of which will be announced during the WFCP World Congress in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, from June 15-17.

More than 700 delegates from 50 countries and six continents will attend the congress, which is billed as the world’s largest professional and technical education event.

Dr. Mutai, who retired as RVIST principal in February, was honored for his outstanding institutional and community leadership and inclusion.

The soft-spoken don has been at the forefront of providing insight and examples that post-secondary institutions can adopt and apply to make a difference in the communities they serve.

The 2022 Awards of Excellence will be announced in June 2022 at our 2022 World Congress in San Sebastian, Spain. 

 “During the international event, your award (gold, silver or bronze) will be revealed.”

Dr. Mutai will compete for gold against renowned global winners such as Dr. Jane Ngobia of Sheridan College in Canada.

The work of Dr. Mutai will now be included in the fourth volume of the World’s Best Practice Guide in Professional Technical Education and Training.

Dr. Mutai graduated from Moi University with a Bachelor of Education (Technology Education), a Master of Philosophy, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Communication and Technology.

He was a principal at several technical training institutes and national polytechnics before retiring, including Bureti, Shamberere, Eldoret National, and RVIST.

He also oversaw and guided the establishment of four new technical training institutions with limited resources, including Bureti, Belgut Vocational Training College, and Kericho Township Vocational College.

The Basque centre TKNIKA is organizing the global event in Spain, and the congress will feature keynote speeches from leaders in the field, as well as dedicated sessions on some of the most pressing issues in the field of TVET, such as the future of work, equity and inclusion, migration, and sustainability.

The congress will also discuss how to best support and recognize vocational excellence, strategic partnerships, skill development, and networking as colleges and institutes offering higher vocational education technical training, digitisation, career guidance, the needs of young people, and adult career changes in order to address the changing nature of the work.


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The sessions will also cover one tertiary system, manufacturing for Centers of Vocational Excellence (COVES), future training, and the impact of artificial intelligence on vocational education training, including challenges and opportunities.

The president of WFCP, Dawn Ward of the United Kingdom, will be among the keynote speakers, along with two Kenyans: Kevit Desai, principal secretary in the State Department for East Africa Community (EAC), and Ms Jahou Bah Faal of the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa.

Other countries represented include Spain, Canada, Uruguay, Australia, Pakistan, Brazil, China, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Jamaica, Italy, India, and the United States.

WFCP 2022 Global Award.

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