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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Dr Funmilayo Doherty replied to Dr Funmilayo Doherty's discussion WITED Conference in the group WITED
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Alison replied to Dr Funmilayo Doherty's discussion WITED Conference in the group WITED
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Alison added a discussion to the group Equity & Gender
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Dr. Joseph Edeki Imanah commented on Alison's group INVEST West Africa
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Dr Funmilayo Doherty replied to Dr Funmilayo Doherty's discussion WITED Conference in the group WITED
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Alison replied to Dr Funmilayo Doherty's discussion WITED Conference in the group WITED
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ADELEYE ISHOLA OKEWOLE commented on Robert Okinda's event 'eLearning Africa 2017: LEARNING IN CONTEXT'
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eLearning Africa 2017: LEARNING IN CONTEXT at Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC)

September 27, 2017 to September 29, 2017
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ADELEYE ISHOLA OKEWOLE commented on Robert Okinda's event 'EduTECH Africa 2017'
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EduTECH Africa 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre

October 3, 2017 to October 4, 2017
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March 2017 Issue of the Connections Magazine is out!

Click here for a copy of the magazine.

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COL-UNESCO book titled Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET is now available here.

This publication presents a series of case studies discussing the role and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and blended learning in transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).   

There is a chapter in the Book on INVEST Africa by Shafika Isaacs.

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There is a call for participation to Young Creative Entrepreneurs and Innovators (15 - 35 Years of Age) at the global online2017 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Winners will receive free online training at the Entrepreneurship Campus and support from the global online community.

Deadline for the submission of entries is 31 July 2017!

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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are are available for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries.

Click here to apply

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Congratulations to Shafika Isaacs - named Woman of Stature 2017 in South Africa for her work in education. 

see details in discussion below

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Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards 2018

Nominations and submission are invited to recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of education professionals and bodies that have made a difference to learners’ lives through innovative education and learning for development initiatives and practices.

Click here for more information

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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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The future of youth employment - formal or informal? 9 Replies

"The size of the youth bulge in Africa and the current structure of the economy mean that the majority of this generation’s workers will remain in the informal sector for the duration of their working lives.""...over the next 10 years, at best only…Continue

Tags: employment, youth

Started by Alison in News & Articles of Interest. Last reply by Godfred Owusu-Bempah 15 hours ago.

Trade Training 3 Replies

Many years ago when we first started INVEST Africa, I visited TVET partners in different countries. A constant refrain was "young people are not interested in trade training as they feel it does not lead to a well paid job - they want office…Continue

Tags: marketing, Trades

Started by Alison in Assistance Please!. Last reply by Dr Funmilayo Doherty yesterday.

Major Trends in TVET 45 Replies

ColleaguesI was asked today what are the three major trends in TVET in Africa. I thought it would be good to ask the CLN community.Please post your three major trends as a comment in the discussion. I'm interested to learn from you. thanksAlisonContinue

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Started by Alison in Assistance Please!. Last reply by KABETA BETTY yesterday.

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN AFRICA

I AGREE WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE WORLD BANK. COUNTRIES SHOULD FOCUS ON TECHNICAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION AND CAPITAL PROVISION TO THE YOUTH TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEMContinue

Started by HEZEKIAH MBAKAYA TUNDO in Flexible Skills Development on Sunday.

 
 
 

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* 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- http://piwik.org/

* CLN Glossary
Learn about terms we use in the CLN. http://flexibleskillsdevelopment.ning.com/page/glossary

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