Last week’s TES FE Awards showcased the best in the sector from individuals to teams and providers, demonstrating once again the levels of commitment and professionalism prevalent in Further Education and Skills.
As sponsors of the event, we were incredibly proud to be associated with so many examples of excellence and we were equally proud to see so many of our customers showcased. Providers using our student management system were shortlisted in all but one of the categories and by the end of the night, eight of our ebs customers were announced as winners.
16 categories – eight winners using ebs to manage their student journeys
20 ebs sites recognised in the shortlisted providers
Half of those shortlisted for FE College of the Year currently use ebs
Of particular note this year, and deserving of all their plaudits, was South Tyneside College, winner of both FE Provider of the Year and FE College of the Year. The judging panel was unanimous in its decision that the college should be recognised as the overall FE Provider of the Year, with one judge saying it was a “no-brainer”. In the FE College of the Year category, South Tyneside was described as “a brilliant example of a college with a breadth of skills offers”. As well as impressive work within the college, such as delivering clear progression routes into work, the college has also had significant impact in the wider community, reaching beyond its walls to help neighbouring institutions. Our congratulations go out to all those we work with and their wider teams at South Tyneside College.
Other categories where we saw so many of our friends shortlisted and take to the stage to receive their awards included FE Leader of the Year, Employer Engagement, Contribution to the Community and Support for Learners.
The prevalence of so many of our customers may not be that much of a surprise given that Tribal is market leader in Management Information Systems (MIS) for FE and Skills. However, if you speak with the various teams involved in the ongoing development of Tribal’s ebs solution, it becomes abundantly clear that our customers benefit from an MIS that no longer merely represents a system for processing student data. Instead it significantly contributes to the running and strategic management of their operations. It is almost an expectation nowadays for our customers to be picking up such accolades and providers must increasingly turn to technology and data to efficiently and effectively overcome their challenges in this changing FE and Skills environment.