INVEST Africa

~ Innovation in Vocational and Educational Skills Training

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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.

For more information, please click here.

If you need assistance with this site, please contact us at flexibleskills@colfinder.org

 

 

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There is a call for nominations for the 2016/2017 edition of the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Click here for more information

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Dom Bosco Higher Institute in Mozambique launches online distance training for TVET Teachers. Congratulations to their team.

see here for details

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July 2016 issue of Connections now available

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TWITTER

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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COL has launched the Excellence in DE Awards 2016

Please see the discussion in PCF8 group -

or go to the COL website. 

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The PCF8 Website has been launched by OUM

Visit the website for more information about the forum and abstract/ paper submission. We hope to see a range of papers reflecting the FaB TVET model and how it is impacting on access, quality, efficiency and innovation. The best papers selected will attract sponsorship to Malaysia to present! These papers will also be published in the COL Journal for Development.

Please join the PCF8 special interest group to share your ideas for paper submissions and let us know about any research you are undertaking.

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Information about applying for travel sponsorship to PCF8 is now available on the website.

https://www.col.org/news/items/travel-sponsorship-pcf8

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