British Council is delighted to announce the winners of our awards for International Skills Partnerships running in 2017.  

International Skills Partnerships Awards, 2017 Winners

This year, the British Council celebrated particularly successful International Skills Partnerships in the following categories:

Category One: ‘Innovation’

The Winners: South Eastern Regional College (SERC), Northern Ireland, UK and Premier Energy, Pakistan

The judging panel were highly impressed with the partners’ approach to collaborative up-skilling; the inclusion of awarding bodies and utilisation of social media to publicise the project.  Both partners have demonstrated high levels of energy and a strong and demonstrable commitment to disseminating findings at a policy level.

Category Two: ‘Sustainable Collaboration’ 

The Winners: West Lothian College, Scotland and the Economic Planning Unit, Malaysia

The judging panel felt this nomination strongly demonstrated focus on ensuring lasting outcomes for learners and employers leading directly from this collaboration. Commitment to enhancing the role and parity TVET can bring to STEM was evident and provides an excellent case-study concerning ‘joined-up’ thinking between Scotland and Malaysia in curriculum delivery. One very exciting and specific outcome has been student mobility as a result of these projects.

British Council thanks all our ISP partners and recognises the hard work undertaken in your projects. In 2018 we are looking forward to offering further ISPs, including larger ‘consortium’ partnerships connecting more people with more countries. Watch this space for further details.