~ 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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Hewlett Foundation visits KTTC

INVEST Kenya Champions showcased OER designed and developed through support from COL to Lisbeth Levey, Catherine Casserly & Angela DeBarger from Hewlett Foundation and Jennie Glennie from SAIDE in South Africa, who visited KTTC on 21st June 2018.


SD in TVET Workshop at KTTC

11th - 15th June 2018

Workshop participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya and Mozambique concluded a one-week training on integrating sustainable development aspects into TVET curriculum


World Environment Day

(5 June 2018)

Theme - Beat Plastic pollution

For more details, visit the World Environment Day website.


Commonwealth Distance Learning Scolarships
Click here to apply

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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CLN Events & Workshops

Active Discussions


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Started by VICTOR OUMA OCHIENG in Flexible Skills Development. Last reply by Alison 16 hours ago.

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Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College - Combats Plastic Pollution

Started by Andrew Abraham in Courses, Training & Presentations. Last reply by Alison Jun 15.

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.

Elevator Pitch for Director SSDA - The role of TVET in SD

It was while in Barbados that I had an ‘AHA’ moment that TVET through CBET methodology is a linchpin in SD in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Through quality TVET education, our youth and adults alike (especially underprivileged and unemployed) will…Continue

Started by Nicola Sparks-Browne in Courses, Training & Presentations Jun 7.



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"I am Employable: creating access to technical and vocational education for young people with disabilities

COL Weekly News Service

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age

Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability for the ICT Sector

Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning

A guide for academic professionals

Policy Brief on MOOCs from COL


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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
Learn about terms we use in the CLN.

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