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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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July 2018 - Vol. 23, No. 2 

 COL is pleased to share the latest issue of our newsletter, Connections.

 In this issue:

·  CHOGM 2018

·  C-Delta - new platform for digital education skills

·  Learner Analytics: A Pathway to increased learner success in ODFL

·  Tech Trends: Privacy and trust in an era of Big Data

·  And much more!

We hope you will enjoy it. Click here to read or download the full issue. 


The latest issue of the latest issue of Journal of Learning for Development (JL4DVol.5, No.2, 2018  is out. 


SkillsinAction Photo Competition

Capture a winning photo showing skills in action and let everyone know how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) are contributing to: 

  • Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship
  • Promoting equity and gender equality
  • Facilitating transition to sustainable economies and societies

Read more

Submission on or before 31 July 2018 


Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D has just published its latest issue at


March 2018 issue of Connections now available



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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Interesting statistics about Higher Education around the world

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Panel beating and Spray Painting short course at RIAT 9 Replies

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Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College - Combats Plastic Pollution

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Session 1 Report June 5, 2018

Rapporteur Report on Session 1 June 5, 2018A short opening ceremony launched the beginning of the first workshop on Sustainable Development in TVET for Caribbean participants drawn from seven countries. The opening session was addressed by Mr.…Continue

Started by Wendy McClean in Meetings & Reports Jun 7.



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Learning and Working in the Informal Economy Toolkit

Access to VET, skills development and transition

What is a MOOC? - YouTube video

* Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit Resources for Teachers & Educators

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

* Small Scale Business Management full course materials

*  Course Design for the Informal Sector workshop materials

* 3 Ways To Quickly Share Bunches of Links With Your Students

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

* Exploring the Business Case for OERs

* Free, open-source alternative to Google Analytics-

* CLN Glossary
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