Prizes awarded to RKK
RKK has received prizes for its work.
Expertise Sharing Award 2010
Three years ago the "Resource Group for Strategic Leadership and Expertise" in the Chamber of Commerce in Stavanger conducted a project that resulted in a report on securing expertise. As a follow up of this work, a price was set up for knowledge and expertise sharing: The Expertise Sharing Award.
The purpose of the award is:
- To encourage the sharing of expertise / learning both externally and internally.
- Highlight the Chamber of Commerce's focus on the Stavanger region as a knowledge region.
- Reward individuals and businesses in particular that have contributed to sharing of expertise and knowledge.
The applicant shall in particular have contributed to the sharing / exchange of experience and expertise within a company or organization or in a business cluster:
- through simple measures and tasks
- by taking the initiative system for sharing
- by systematic sharing
Previous winners are Norwegian Shell AS and Skretting AS.
The jury’s justification for the winner of Expertise Sharing Award 2010
There were in total 10 nominees for the price this year.
The winner has for many years systematically and strategically encouraged to share knowledge and learning internally, and has contributed to knowledge sharing between businesses, organizations and industry clusters.
Internally, the winner has made sure to include the whole organisation in activities of national and international projects, thereby contributing to individual development.
For more than 20 years, the winner has worked to encourage the sharing of expertise in the county, and has contributed to help establish cooperation and to break down the barriers between secondary schools and public and private sectors.
An important goal has been to demonstrate the overall competence of the county and to develop activities to benefit local businesses, residents and institutions, far beyond the region's usual boundaries. The winner has also worked to share experience and expertise in cooperation with authorities in other countries.
The winner is Rogaland Kurs og Kompetanesenter, represented by Ole Imsland.
Prize from Ministry of Education and Science in Kazakhstan 2009
RKK was a participant in The II International Forum "Vocational training and business; Dialogue of partners" in Astana, Kazakhstan on 20. November 2009. Also participating were educational specialists from all over Kazakhstan and representatives from a number of international organizations. A topic of special attention at the conference was interaction between authorities and industry in vocational education. Present at the conference was Minister of Education Tuminbayev, together with the Vice-Minister of Employment and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
RKK was presented with a token of recognition from the Ministry of Education and Science for its contribution to the development of professional vocational education in Kazakhstan. The award took the form of a statuette and a diploma.
NHO’s Training Prize
RKK was awarded NHO’s Training Prize in 1999 (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise). The citation for this prize is contained in the diploma and speaks for itself: RKK provides training on industry’s terms. Rogaland points the way to alternative models for continuing competence development in enterprises. The prize was presented during a general meeting of NHO in Oslo Plaza Hotel on 25 October 1999.
Managing Director Ole Imsland and Chairman of the Board Svein H. Andersen accepted the prize on behalf of RKK.
RKK has developed a unique model for competence development in which public and private resources are optimally used in providing the most cost-effective possible training. Further, it has always been a primary concern of the prize-winner to adapt the type of training offered to the express needs of the users.
RKK has also responded to the globalisation of industry by investing ever more strongly in IT and hence contributing to the dissemination of knowledge across national boundaries. In 1998 RKK had a turnover of NOK 37 million. 85 per cent of RKK’s market at that time was private industry, including substantial, benchmark enterprises in Rogaland.
The PITF Competence Prize 2002
PITF (Petroleum Industry Training Forum) awarded RKK its Competence Prize for 2002. The prize was presented at PITF’s Christmas meeting in Rainbow Hotel Maritim. The citation reads as follows:
"The prize has been awarded to RKK first and foremost for its work at local and regional level in promoting knowledge of the e-learning concept. In addition, RKK serves as a model for other counties in Norway in the way it has drawn on the enormous resources and professional competence available in the upper secondary school sector in developing innovative forms of collaboration with business and industry. Thirdly, RKK has opened up fruitful paths of cooperation with a number of EU countries by utilising existing EU networks and funding programmes. RKK has also recently become involved in Angola in a project aimed at training technicians working on the Angolan Continental Shelf."