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

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) will welcome participants from nine Pacific countries to a regional workshop on open educational resources (OER) course design for technical and vocational education and training (TVET), from 26 to 29 June 2017 in Suva, Fiji. The workshop will be hosted by Pacific... read more

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Education Specialist: Technical and Vocational Skills and Development (TVSD), Dr Alison Mead Richardson, met with Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Education, The Honourable Anthony Garcia, on 2 May 2017 to discuss COL activities supporting technical and... read more

COL and Matuaileoo Environment Trust Inc. (METI) are working together to bring healthy living and life skills training to 25 villages in Samoa. Through the development of a "Life Skills Training Manual for Taiala," the life skills training is being conducted at the grassroots level throughout the... read more

Four pilot courses for technical and vocational skills development have been developed in Tuvalu, following a workshop in Funafuti, Tuvalu, in August 2016. The courses, which are developed as open educational resources, are Working with Concrete, Basic Horticulture, Introduction to Basic Painting... read more