President's Welcome and Application Instructions

Important Guidelines on the TOYA Application Process

Applications are completed online. 

There are 3 parts to the process:

Application – The TOYA Application can be accessed here and completed online. You, as the Applicant's sponsor, will be asked a series of questions related to the TOYA Applicant. Please note: The person completing the application should be familiar with the TOYA Applicant with regard to their EGSA Certification Number (also called the Ferris State University (FSU) Number), the applicant’s employment history and his/her contact information.

Essay - Prepare and submit an essay that demonstrates why this TOYA Applicant should be awarded the EGSA Technician of the Year. The essay will account for as much as 20% of the overall graded score. Provide examples of the compelling reasons that demonstrate why this person should be awarded the TOYA. The essay may include testimonials from quoted sources (the names/company affiliations of the sources will be omitted from the scoring panel’s judging forms). Feel free to discuss the applicant’s general interaction with customers, management and peers. 

There is no particular formula or template for the essay with two exceptions:
  1. In order to maintain confidentiality among the scoring panel, this essay should not include the TOYA Applicant’s name, company or geographic location. When referring to the applicant within the essay, please use the Technician Certification ID Number (or FSU Certification Number) to identify the person within the body of text.
  2. The essay should be emailed to Kim Giles (please use the pdf format so your text cannot be altered).  The essay should not be longer than 1500 words.
TOYA Applicant’s Photo– When you email your essay, send us a photo of the TOYA Applicant (in .jpg or .tiff formats only, please) as we would like to use this picture to market future efforts for the TOYA Program. 

DISCLAIMER: No scoring weight will be given to the photo in the TOYA panel scoring. 

How will you know your TOYA Application was received?

Upon completion of the entire application process, an email will be sent to you confirming an accepted and completed application. If you do not receive that confirmation email, please contact Kim Giles via e-mail or (561) 750-5575 ext. 203.

Applications for the 2017 TOYA are due by July 14, 2017.  The winner will be notified August 4, 2017.


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