Prior Learning Assessment

Essential Skills Manual: Cabinetmaker (2010)

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The Trade Essentials program was designed to help clients improve their essential skills so they are better prepared to advance in their chosen career. The goal is to provide a seamless learning path to trades certification.

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2011-06-28

Professional Skills Record: Cabinetmaker (2010)

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This handbook is designed to help skilled trades journeypersons manage the learning of their apprentices who are using a professional skills record (PSR). The PSR is used to provide a fair and objective assessment tool to record the apprentice’s skills and learning.

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2011-06-28

Professional Skills Record: Carpenter (2010)

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This handbook is designed to help skilled trades journeypersons manage the learning of their apprentices who are using a professional skills record (PSR). The PSR is used to provide a fair and objective assessment tool to record the apprentice’s skills and learning.

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2011-06-13

Essential Skills Manual: Carpenter (2010)

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This manual is one of the resources developed for the Trade Essentials program, which was designed to help clients improve their Essential Skills so they are better prepared to advance in their chosen career. The goal of Trade Essentials is to provide a seamless learning path leading to trades certification.

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2011-06-13

The Benefits of PLAR in Canadian Universities [Video - 3:24] (2008)

This brief video focuses on Canada-wide efforts to ensure the quality of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in the university setting.

The video includes interviews with some of the people involved in bringing together university representatives to discuss their concerns about PLAR and how to make sure that it is an academically reliable, rigorous process.

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2011-06-03

PLAR - Working to Reduce Poverty [Video - 3:49] (2009)

This video, part of a series produced by the Canadian Council on Learning, focuses on a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program undertaken in Newfoundland.

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2011-05-13

Employer Apprenticeship Supports in Canada: An Overview (2010)

This document is based on a study carried out by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to determine what mechanisms are available to support employers in the hiring and retention of apprentices.

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2011-03-22

Canadian and World Research on Assessment Practices for Adult Learners (2008)

The author provides a guide to the many methods used for assessing adult learners, both in Canada and abroad. There is information about assessment practices used in adult literacy and upgrading classes; for immigrants; for secondary school completion; in post-secondary education; in apprenticeship training; for pre-employment purposes; and in workplace-based education.

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2010-12-14

Safe Landings: Adult Basic Education at Bristol Aerospace (2010)

In the 1990s, Winnipeg-based Bristol Aerospace launched a workforce skills upgrading program to help prepare the company to expand into new markets.

Bristol began with a workplace-based Adult Basic Education (ABE) program offering 80 hours of training over 20 weeks. From there, the company partnered with Red River Community College to develop and deliver technical training programs.

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2010-11-19

Essential Skills Manual: Welder (2010)

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The Trade Essentials program was designed to help clients improve their essential skills so they are better prepared to advance in their chosen career. The goal is to provide a seamless learning path to trades certification.

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2010-10-15

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