Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), a leading awarding organisation, has officially launched this year’s VTCT Excellence Awards.
Introduced last year to celebrate VTCT's 60th birthday, the VTCT Excellence Awards are dedicated to recognising and celebrating the remarkable work and talent within private training organisations and colleges across the UK and Ireland.
VTCT invites training establishments to nominate the most deserving students, colleagues and apprentices across more than 17 sectors, including the hair, beauty and barbering industry, to receive well-deserved recognition. Furthermore, colleges and training providers can also submit themselves to showcase the incredible work they do to support and nurture these bright talents.
The celebrations will culminate in a collaborative afternoon awards ceremony in July 2024. During this event, the spotlight will be on the students' work, providing a platform for their achievements to shine. Not only will students be on hand to offer makeovers to VIP guests, but they will also exhibit their culinary skills by providing catering for the event.
Industry experts have been enlisted to serve as judges for the VTCT Excellence Awards. Led by Former Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Rt Hon Anne Milton, its distinguished panel of judges includes representatives from brands such as Coca-Cola, NHS, WorldSkills UK, DVV Media International and more.
Alan Woods OBE, Chief Executive of VTCT, expresses his enthusiasm for the awards. He says: "The VTCT Excellence Awards reflect our organisation's mission – to inspire our students and educational partners to unlock their potential and thrive in rewarding careers. Last year, we heard stories of students achieving outstanding outcomes despite significant challenges, underscoring the passion and dedication of individuals in the vocational education sector. We witness the incredible work these people undertake daily, and I am personally honoured to have the opportunity to recognise and demonstrate how vital they are to our industry.”
Nominations for the VTCT Excellence Awards 2024 are now open. To nominate candidates and learn more about the awards, visit here.
Make sure you check out last year's winners of the VTCT Excellence Awards.