Youth Employment

Series of trainings conducted by Tonga Women in ICT

In partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Tonga Women in ICT has been actively engaged in advancing women’s empowerment through technology. In March and April, 2024, Tonga Women in ICT conducted a series of trainings for 322 participants in Entrepreneurship, Digital Literacy Skills and Building a Small Database in Tonga. Throughout this period, our …

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Regional workshop for TVET regulators and practitioners in the Pacific

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development (PACFOLD), USP hosted a regional workshop on the professional development of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) practitioners in the Pacific region using open, distance and flexible learning (ODFL) approaches in Lautoka, Fiji from October 31 to November 2, 2023. …

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Skilling youths for employability in Tonga

TWICT is a Tonga-based local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting gender equality and digital inclusion. With years of experience in the field, TWICT is well-equipped to contribute significantly to the success of this initiative.  The primary objective of this partnership is to empower youths in Tonga, especially young women and youths with disabilities, by providing them with equitable …

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1,479 youths in the Pacific equipped with employability skills

[Photo credit: V-Lab] The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), together with COL’s regional centre, the Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development (PACFOLD) is working with local non-government organisations (NGOs) in skilling youth for employability. Currently, COL is partnering with three NGOs to provide skills and leadership training – Bougainville Youth in Agriculture, Papua …

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Skilling youth for employability in Fiji

In August 2022, COL established a partnership with FRIEND Fiji to train at least 600 youths in skills and leadership during 2022-2023. The overall objective is to improve youths’ learning outcomes, including competencies for employment and entrepreneurship. Until April 2023, 585 youths received trainings that covered six areas – soap making, business management, organic nursery …

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Call for Proposals: Skills and Leadership Training for Youth, Women and People with Disabilities

The Commonwealth of Learning, through its Skills and leadership training for youth, women and people with disabilities project will engage NGOs in the Pacific region to leverage Open, Distance, and Flexible Learning by developing structures and strategies to deliver leadership and vocational courses. The goal is to contribute to more equitable access to training and …

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Online Webinar: TVET Online Toolkit

Are you TVET practitioners in the Pacific looking for professional development opportunities? On April 1, 2022, we are organising an online webinar for TVET education providers to discuss about professional development opportunities available through use of the Toolkit. Please click here to register for the webinar.  

Online TVET Toolkit Project Design Workshop in Vanuatu

[Image source: Ituani Vocational Skills Centre] In December 2021, Ituani Vocational Skills Centre, Vanuatu had a project design workshop with its staff from three different provinces (Torba, Malampa and Sanma) as part of the TVET Project. During the workshop, staff assessed the needs and agreed on priorities based on the consultations and a detailed project …

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Launch of a TVET Online Toolkit

After series of consultation throughout the development process, a TVET Online Toolkit has been launched (https://pacifictoolkit.col.org). The Toolkit aims to build the capacity of TVET sector in the Pacific. The resources are accessible by anyone, but are particularly focused on the needs of TVET teachers, TVET leaders and those supporting TVET education in the industry. …

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