When Ms Katalina Taloka was tasked with developing training materials for the newly founded Tuvalu Atoll Science and Technology Training Institute (TASTTI) in 2018, she immediately knew where to turn to for assistance. “As a small country, Tuvalu can benefit a lot from COL’s resources and pool... read more

Join the FaB TVET Network for four weeks of facilitated learning about what we have learned during the COVID 19 pandemic. The event will bring together TVET practitioners and experts to share knowledge, resources and experiences from 2020.  The FaB TVET Network is open to anyone. Please... read more

For Dr Ibraheem A. Abdul, partnering with COL was “like a dream come true.” He works as director of the Flexible Skills Development Centre at the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) and has been managing a project, which taps into informal apprenticeships to create new employment pathways for... read more

With support from COL, master craftspersons from the Nakadoli Furniture Makers Cooperative (NFMC) have been trained in pedagogical skills and health and safety awareness. They will be applying this knowledge in the workplace as they train apprentices towards formal qualifications. The training was... read more

The Virtual Conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth organised by UNESCO’s International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) in collaboration with COL underscored the importance of simulations, augmented and virtual reality to help TVET learners develop... read more

Ancilla Yendi is Executive Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), at the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). She works for a new project management unit, which has been tasked with monitoring large infrastructure projects at... read more

COL’s ‘Skills in Demand’ model seeks to improve livelihoods for individuals in developing Commonwealth countries by matching skills development to industry and community needs, and in this way creating a pathway to employment and entrepreneurship.  A series of workshops recently organised by... read more

COL’s Skills in Demand model was introduced in Africa to sixteen institutes from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia in a workshop held in Nairobi in June 2019. Participants spanned those focused on industry and community liaison, business development, research and innovation, flexible and distance... read more

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)  has commenced three online courses for teachers in Africa and the Caribbean. The courses–Facilitating Online Courses, Facilitating with PowerPoint, and Flexible Skills Development–have attracted 120 learners from Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria,... read more

A new flexible course, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as part of a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, aims to address the need for technicians with the skills necessary to design and install home solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Basic Solar PV Technology was... read more