~ Innovation in Vocational and Educational Skills Training


Welcome to the INVEST Community Learning Network or CLN.

Commonwealth of Learning is working in partnership with the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa - CAPA - to support their member institutions who are working to integrate ICT into TVET teaching and learning. This activity is called INVEST - Innovation in Vocational Education & Skills Training.

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Christopher is now a member of INVEST Africa
Jan 17
Profile IconQUIRINUS CLEMENT OMBESE, Akinleye Akeem, Emmanuel Olamide Balogun and 1 more joined INVEST Africa
Jan 14
Anthony Murage Macharia posted a status
"FaB at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic is no longer functional as it receives no support. What can we do to revive it?"
Nov 29, 2019
Muhammad Nasir Ishaq updated their profile
Nov 13, 2019
Muhammad Nasir Ishaq is now a member of INVEST Africa
Nov 12, 2019
Helen Gatkuoth is now a member of INVEST Africa
Nov 7, 2019
Profile IconEMMANUEL ELIJAH PEACE, Dr (Mrs) Braimah Quincy A and Egbor Odianonsen Charles joined INVEST Africa
Oct 16, 2019
ABDUL IBRAHEEM ADEDOTUN replied to ABDUL IBRAHEEM ADEDOTUN's discussion Course Material Development Guidelines and Template for Short Non-formal Courses in the group Yaba College of Technology
Oct 16, 2019
Misheck Kalungulungu replied to Shittu Michael's discussion INVEST Africa Evaluation Exercise in the group Auchi Polytechnic
Oct 15, 2019
Dr Eshiotse, Sunny Gabriel replied to Shittu Michael's discussion INVEST Africa Evaluation Exercise in the group Auchi Polytechnic
Oct 15, 2019
Henry Oregbeme is now a member of INVEST Africa
Oct 15, 2019


The next PCF will be taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland at the historic BT Murrayfield Stadium from 9 – 12 September 2019. In keeping with tradition, COL has partnered with The Open University to co-host the Forum and celebrate the 30 and 50 years of our respective commitment to quality education and lifelong learning.

The call for paper abstracts is now open. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2019. For more information on the event and submission details, please visit the PCF9 website



We are trying to raise the profile of #flexibleTVET on Twitter. Please join me there and you are welcome to follow me @alisonmead3

Let's start tweeting about flexible TVET and tell the world what you are achieving.


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Started by VICTOR OUMA OCHIENG in Assistance Please!. Last reply by VICTOR OUMA OCHIENG Sep 9, 2019.

Panel beating and Spray Painting short course at RIAT 14 Replies

This is a three months skill based short course that has just come to a close, for the first cohort, at RIAT, Kisumu, Kenya, the fifteen trainees proceeding to industrial attachment. The training was delivered in partnership with Africa Development…Continue

Started by VICTOR OUMA OCHIENG in Flexible Skills Development. Last reply by VICTOR OUMA OCHIENG Jan 12, 2019.

10 drivers of blended learning 36 Replies

These drivers of blended learning were identified in the USA. What is driving the flexible and blended approach in YOUR institution. Can you…Continue

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* Gender and Entrepreneurship Resource Kit, from International Labour Organization.

* Small Scale Business Management full course materials

*  Course Design for the Informal Sector workshop materials

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* UNESCO TVET Video about Youth Employment Opportunities. Nice clips about the types of training offered.

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* CLN Glossary
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