Co-operative College launches Centenary Awards for pioneers in co-operative education

The awards form part of the College’s centenary celebrations

To mark its centenary anniversary, the Co-operative College will be recognising practitioners who made an outstanding contribution to co-operative education in the UK and right around the world.

The Centenary Awards are aimed at those who are putting co-operative values at the heart of their education and training to build a fairer world, from organisations, community groups, and learners joining together to an inspirational individual making a real difference.

The accolades will have three categories:

  • Co-operative College Centenary Award: Young Co-operative Educator (aged up to 35 – individuals only) 
  • Co-operative College Centenary Award: Community Education (open to all)
  • Co-operative College Centenary Award: Innovation in Co-operative Education (open to all)

Nominations for the Awards are open until 10 November and the winners will be announced at the College’s inaugural gala dinner during the Centenary Conference, which will be taking place from the 26 -28 November at Rochdale Town Hall.

Simon Parkinson, chief executive and principal at the Co-operative College, said: “We’re delighted to be highlighting some of the fantastic co-operative education work that’s going on right across the globe with these awards. We know that there are individuals, community groups and organisations doing inspirational work in communities around the world and would urge as many people as possible to submit their nominations so we can give them the recognition they deserve.”