International Vocational Education 
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Process to Submit Nominations:

In 2013 Dr. Robert "Bob" Mahlman was awarded the Joel Magisos Exceptional Service Award.  The award is given to an IVETA member for long-term support to the continuing development of IVETA.  Dr. Mahlman has managed the IVETA Annual Conference for the past three years.  He donated his staff's time to host the IVETA web site while IVETA decided how to manage it in the future.  He was instrumental in introducing IVETA to the Wild Apricot Software.  In addition he has sponsored the IVETA reception and agreed to pay and ship the last four issues of the IVETA Journal.  He and his organization CETE at Ohio State University where he serves as Director have provided equipment for the annual conferences.

Robert D. Cain Business/Organization Award is given to a company, government agency or educational institution for continuing new or specific support to IVETA such as sponsorship conference activities, work release, publicity or publication assistance.  For 2013, this award was made to VETnetwork-Australia not only for sponsoring the 2013 Australia Conference but for their ongoing support of the IVETA organization

Silvius-Wolansky Award to an Outstanding Leader in TVET, (not necessarily a member of IVETA) for their contributions to the advancement of technical vocational education and training locally, nationally, and internationally. This coveted award is sponsored by IOWA State University and includes a monetary award.  The 2013 award winner is the Senator the Hon. Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  Senator Karim has been a visionary and transformational leader with over twenty five years of performance based on solid technical vocational educational, training and experiential learning.  He has been involved in Technical Education Training both locally, Regionally and Internationally.  In addition he has been an avid supporter of IVETA.  Recently endorsing the concept of Regional Offices.  Trinidad and Tobago became the first local to have a regional office.

Past Award Winners

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