Ufi is delighted to be shortlisted for the prestigious Learning Technology Awards 2021, alongside some of the organisations we have supported with our grant funding.
As well as being shortlisted in the "Learning Organisation of the Year" category for our work during the pandemic and our VocTech Challenge to tackle the digital divide, we are proud that eight projects we have funded are also on the LTA shortlist in different categories.
Rebecca Garrod Waters, Ufi Chief Executive, said:
The whole team at Ufi has worked extremely hard to achieve this recognition. The last year has been exceptional for everyone, and we really stepped up a gear to ensure that we did everything possible to support those transitioning to using Learning Technologies for the first time or improving their offer. Our role as a catalyst in making change happen is really important to us, whether through our grants, investments or our strong partnerships, and we are really proud to be shortlisted alongside some of the great organisations we’ve worked with.
Dominic Gill, Ufi Chair of Trustees, said:
Looking back at the last year we have made enormous strides in using our resources to help to unleash the power of VocTech across the UK, through grants, as well as venture and 100% for impact investments. We are so proud that so many of the projects we have funded have been shortlisted as we know these amazing teams are delivering real change for adult vocational learners. We would of course love to win, but seeing the recognition for our work on the shortlist, in the company of some of the big names in the industry, is a great reflection of our collective success.
Organisations that have received funding from Ufi and are on this year’s shortlist are:
- Sempai (Best learning technologies project - commercial sector)
- Wildskills by Ambios (Excellence in the design of learning content - public & non-profit sector)
- TalkOut VR (Best use of simulations or virtual environments)
- The NYA Youth Work Academy (Best online distance learning programme)
- LIVES (Best digital transformation of a training programme in response to COVID-19)
- CENTURY (Best use of learning data analytics to impact learner and business performance)
- iDEA (Best learning technologies project - public & non-profit sector, Learning organisation of the year)
- Pembrokeshire College (Best learning technologies project - public & non-profit sector, Best use of mobile learning, Most innovative new learning technologies product)
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 17 November 2021 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London. You can view the full shortlist here.