Open Training College shortlisted in The Education Awards 2017

Celebrating 25 years of delivering education and training to the health and disability sector, the Open Training College is excited to celebrate yet another milestone in the history of the College. The OTC is honoured to be shortlisted in not one, but two categories of the upcoming Education Awards 2017!

The Education Awards recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence in the third level education sector on the island of Ireland from both State and privately funded institutions.

The independent judging committee has shortlisted the OTC in the following categories:

  •          Best Online Learning Experience
  •          Best Student Engagement and Communications

Full details of the shortlisted finalists can be viewed HERE. The awards ceremony will take place on May 25th in where the winners of each category will be announced.

Best Online Learning ExperienceRaymond Watson, Head of eLearning at the Open Training College, states ‘Having won the International eLearning award for blended learning with IELA last year, it would be a privilege for the College to win another award this year. The OTC elearning team continues to develop our online educational supports to cater for the need for more accessible and flexible quality, educational opportunities for students and agencies; and I think individuals and organisations are seeing the benefits in their practice and service provision because of it. To be shortlisted is very exciting and to win an award will be another indicator that we are progressing in the right direction, for both students and industry.’

Student Engagement & Communications AwardConor Murray, Corporate Services Manager at the Open Training College believes the College has a great chance of winning an Education Award. ‘We are shortlisted alongside some very well established institutions like UCD, NUI Galway, Athlone IT and UL. I believe that our continuous ability to focus closely on the needs of our students will help us to be successful at the upcoming Education Awards.

More information about the Open Training College can be found HERE

Best wishes to Raymond, Conor and all the OTC team!