Practice Labs wins prestigious SIIA CODiE award 2021 for Best Virtual Lab


We are proud to announce that Practice Labs has been presented with the SIIA CODiE 2021 award for Best Virtual Lab in the industry. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative education technology products across the country and around the world.

A SIIA CODiE Award win is a massive honor, following rigorous reviews by expert judges including educators and administrators whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.


Ricky Doyle, CEO of Practice Labs, statement on winning the award:

“Thank you so much, we are really honored to be CODiE Award Winners for Best Virtual Lab. We entered the awards with no expectations, but we are really grateful for what we have achieved. Well done to the other finalists in the category, I think collectively we show that experimental learning has a place in the market and certainly is a key part of the learning journey, so keep up the good work! We are looking forward to trying to strive to push forward as well. Thank you to the event organizers, I know you’re the unsung heroes of these events and thank you for putting it together and coordinating the event as well as you have. We really appreciate the judges we managed to speak to in the earlier rounds, and of course to the members for voting for Practice Labs as the winner of this category. I’m here fronting for Practice Labs in terms of accepting the award, but this is a far greater effort, so a big well done to our Practice Labs CREW for their dedication and effort into making sure our learners get the best they can from our platform and really excelling in what they do. This award is really a collective effort for everyone at Practice Labs, so well done to the team. We look forward to hopefully being in person at next year’s awards, but again, really grateful for the award. Thanks everyone!” 

Further to this, SIIA President Jeff Joseph commented:

“Congratulations to the 2021 Ed Tech CODiE Award winners, The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of innovative Ed Tech products and services and this year’s class takes a special place among the many amazing products recognized across the 35-year history of the CODiE Awards.”

About Practice Labs

Practice Labs improves the odds of success with an experiential learning platform where learners gain hands-on IT skills within a safe, live environment and can prove their proficiency to assessors and employers.

Learners access the live Practice Labs Environment via web browser or LMS integration and use actual hardware and software, providing them with a way to gain virtual work experience and increase their employability.

The Practice Labs solution consists of live, not simulated, IT Practice Labs aligned with certifications from leading vendors such as CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco and VMware. Practice Labs Systems Limited build and deliver skill-based labs too, working with subject matter experts in key topics such as; cybersecurity, cloud-based technologies, operating systems, system administration, IT infrastructure and digital literacy.

About the CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.  For more information, visit

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