~ 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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COL President briefs Minister of Education on Getting Practical About SDG4 in Teacher Education in Africa at the “Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa” conference held at the University of Rwanda - August 22-25, 2017



The latest issue of JL4D is out!

Vol 4, No 2 (2017)

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The July 2017 issue of the Connections Magazine is out!

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The World's Largest course on

'Teaching Sustainable Development Goals'

Register here to equip yourself with relevant information and tools to enable you to take part in the world's largest lesson, teach people about SDGs, create and share your own learning resources.



click here to join the young leaders programme that seeks to discover, celebrate and support exceptional young people from across the commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for her majesty the queen



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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Attached is our institutional FaB Policy . To all champions, master champions and other stake holders please your corrections and observations are highly welcomed . This will enable us improve on it. Thanks in advance. I extend my thanks to Dr.…Continue

Started by ROBERT WANGILA MABONGA in Policy Development Sep 3.

COL Kuala Lumpur Declaration 4 Replies

During PCF8 COL worked with partners to develop the KL Declaration which makes 10 recommendations:1. Promote…Continue

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Started by Alison in Courses, Training & Presentations. Last reply by Tiony Abdi Kirwa Jul 26.

Major Trends in TVET 47 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 Gaspary Mwanyika Jul 24.


Hi all,I have been scouting around and about online for resources and expansion capacities and prospects for TVET course development and I applaud SDG 2 as a great help on course development for my Micro finance course I am currently developing on…Continue

Started by Ashington Njenga Waweru in Assistance Please! Jul 19.



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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

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* CLN Glossary
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