Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
IN-47: Innovation A

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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Humber is the lead of the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)-02 consortium working to harness the capacity of three Kenyan National Polytechnics to develop industry-responsive skills training programs and develop their competency-based education training (CBET) skills in design and delivering curriculum in mechanical engineering, renewable energy and building technology. This project draws on the expertise of both Canadian and Kenyan colleges and institutes to exchange knowledge on a wide range of institutional practices, policies and procedures in industry engagement, gender equality and environmental sustainability to provide the foundation for developing and implementing new CBET programs, and at the same time, advancing the sustainable development goals.
Description of Results Achieved:
•Creation of 3 Institutional Advisory Committees (IACs) leading to new and sustained connections between partner institutes and industry. An annual Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) forum was established for IACS to all three institutes can network and pitch their unique selling proposition in applied research and work-integrated learning
•2 new CBET programs recognized by Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council developed, spanning 3 levels of higher education
•Established teaching and learning hubs across the partner institutions as a central body providing faculty with resources and guidance on CBET delivery and design to internal and external faculty
•Increased awareness of gender equality, sexual violence, and sexual harassment, including development of more robust policies.
•Gender committees have been set up at each partner institute, and gender booths/gender-friendly media are present at institutions events. Gender committees meet regularly, and have thus far met a total of 13 times between the three partner institutions.
•3 applied research projects from partner institutions are in progress to address industry and environmental needs in the community. Humber providing research guidance and technical expertise
•Attendance of Kenyan partners and Kenya Ministry of Education at Humber’s Global Innovation Day, with knowledge transfer of technology innovation and Industry 4.0
•Environmental Scan conducted at each institute in collaboration with institute’s sustainability committees, resulting in detailed work plans in developing a green corner on campus, a rainwater harvesting catchment tank and waste segregation campaign.

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