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World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics

CICan is one of the founding members of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) and its President, Denise Amyot, is currently in her second term as the Chair of the WFCP. With a membership that spans the globe, the WFCP is mandated to collectively influence and advocate for policy development in all areas of applied education. The Federation is a strong network of associations, educational institutions and individuals that share best practices and support partnership development.

Enhancing International Education

The Federation aims to strengthen international education through strong partnerships amongst members, in addition to shared learning opportunities. In 2014-15, WFCP launched seven affinity groups, which give members a forum to network with their international peers, share best practices and adopt methods to increase workforce employability of professional and technical education and training graduates. WFCP members also meet bi-annually for regular congresses to ensure face-to-face networking and learning opportunities.

Fast Facts

  • 7 affinity groups to share best practices internationally: Green Colleges and Sustainability, Applied Research and Innovation, Student Support Services, Leadership Development, Access to Learning and Employment, Higher Technical skills and Entrepreneurship.
  • The 50 WFCP members represent 62 countries.
  • Members signed the 2014 Beijing Declaration to affirm their commitment to technical and professional education.
  • The WFCP organizes world congresses every two years.