A key role of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) providers is to contribute to the effective and efficient use of public funds for vocational education and training, but also to ensure access to and equity of vocational education and training for the communities they serve. Here we explore how benchmarking can be used as an effective tool to demonstrate how TAFE providers successfully achieve this.
On 16-17th July, Tribal hosted the second Empower Conference at the ICC, Birmingham. The event offered customers from the higher education, further education, skills, training and employers sectors an opportunity to gain insights into the world of education from the 60 hours' worth of content given by our inspirational speakers, that’s 2 hours short of the entire eight seasons of Game of Thrones!
As a principle of business strategy in any competitive market, success is typically built on knowing what you are good at and succeeding in one, or at most two, of three dimensions; be it high volume low margin efficiency; or customer intimacy in persuasive differentiated services; or innovative high quality product leadership. By virtue of their history and public purpose, TAFEs (Technical and Further Education) however have a multidimensional challenge. The expectation of their role as a ‘public provider’ is to be excellent in all these dimensions, whilst being ‘arms-length’ yet (part) tied to objectives, resourcing and desired outcomes as maybe directed by their public-ownership.
On the 3rd of April this year Tribal hosted its very first Empowering Education Seminar in Malaysia. At the event delegates learned how institutions can improve rankings, financial performance, student experience, results, retention and recruitment. The seminar included keynote presentations and panel discussions with senior leaders from across the Malaysian Education sector. They were joined by Tribal experts from our software and education services business.
No one in education is in any doubt that to ‘reach’ Gen Z students and provide the experiences they are looking for, colleges and universities need to embrace the latest technology. This new generation of students expect a personalised student experience - one that’s tailored to their particular needs, wants, interests, and their preferred methods of communication. And increasingly, student experience for Gen Z is expanding to include return on investment.
Collaboration in FE is not a new concept, particularly when it comes to provision (with an ITP or HEI) and/or shared services (such as HR and Payroll). Indeed, many colleges engage frequently with and benefit from collaborating with their AoC (or other) regional network. But what we are yet to see as a sector, is colleges regularly engaging in formal relationships with others around performance benchmarking…
You're a long-standing Tribal customer and thinking about attending the Tribal Empower Conference. But you're busy. Budgets are tight. Your manager wants return on investment. Time away from the day job can be difficult to muster … but logic is in the logician.
In June 2018, Tribal hosted the first Empower Conference at the ICC, Birmingham. Due to the immense success of the event, Empower Conference 2019 is set to be even bigger. So, what makes this conference different and why should you exhibit?
We know that students want an easy and familiar way to communicate with their fellow students and tutors, through our research into students’ communication preferences. You may have heard that in-house apps are paving the way forward in communication within UK universities and colleges, in the form of private social media apps. Once an institution has invested in an app, they have the daunting task of getting hundreds, if not thousands of students to engage with the new tool. Here’s some tips we’ve identified through researching some of the biggest and best social media apps and accounts, to help make your in-house social media app launch and adoption a success.