~ 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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This is the time for hospitality students and professionals to grasp the opportunity of the modern technology in order to meet consumer demand. Eating and sleeping outside the home have been in the increase and time for various activities seem to be…Continue

Started by JOYCE QUAYE in News & Articles of Interest. Last reply by Alison on Thursday.

How best? 4 Replies

I take a course which is  full of abstract theories, and I want the students to have a detailed understanding of it in order for them to be able to perform excellently well. How best can I take it?Continue

Tags: theories, abstract

Started by Isaac Oluwaseyi Ajao in Assistance Please!. Last reply by Munsanje Nchimunya on Tuesday.

Trade Training 6 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 News & Articles of Interest. Last reply by Joseph Karani Apr 27.

KP wins AU TVET Award 11 Replies

KP has been awarded by the African Union after the institution was selected by a seven-member panel of judges to be part of the 10 most promising models in TVET for the 21st century. The competition was organised in collaboration with FHI 360 and…Continue

Started by SAMUEL OKAE-ADJEI in Community Kudos & Recognition. Last reply by Patrick Andayi Feb 28.



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

* Small Scale Business Management full course materials

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

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