FIRST is an acronym for Flexible, Innovative, Responsive, Skills Training. This is an open group space for people working in flexible TVET or wanting to share and learn about improving access and quality in skills training through FOL.
In 2011, Terry Neal prepared a report on Open and Flexible TVET in the Commonwealth Pacific Countries. This is a good resource if you’re interested in a broad look at the background of ODFL TVET in the Pacific – although it needs to be updated.
This is a report on the TVET ODFL Forum held in Tonga in March 2013.
“The TVET ODFL Forum was facilitated for 26 participants from Ministries, NGOs, FBOs and TVET institutions in 8 Pacific countries.It was designed to work through a process of considering the issues involved in introducing more flexible and blended and technology enhanced approaches to education along with an analysis of national and regional needs and priorities in TVET”
Through our work with Tuvalu teachers, new TVSD courses in Basic Painting Skills and Basic Sewing Skills have been developed as OER. Please feel free to review and use these materials if they are of use to you. Please note they are made available under a CC-BY-SA licence which asks you to acknowledge the original writers of the the materials and share any new version that you make.
Writers: Tiesi Filipo Koepke; Salakeima Feleti; Lilivanu Maketi; Kirara Akeimo
Instructional Design Editor: Michael Coghlan
Date Created: January 2017
Abstract: This course is an introduction to basic sewing skills and forms part of the Tuvalu Technical & Vocational Development Programme as a level 1 course. It is intended for school leavers and community groups in Pacific Island Nations who have limited knowledge or experience of basic sewing skills. Specifically, the course covers basic sewing equipment, the sewing machine, and hand stitching.
Abstract: This course is an introduction to basic painting skills and forms part of the Tuvalu Technical & Vocational Development Programme, Painting and Decorating as a level 1 course. It is intended for students starting from Year 7, school leavers and community groups in Pacific Island Nations who have limited knowledge or experience of painting. Specifically, the course covers painting tools and safety, surface preparation, and how to apply paint.