Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Authors: The Centre for Education and Work
The PLAR: Workers in Transition project was a three year, Canada-wide study conducted by the Centre for Education and Work (CEW) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The study measured the longterm effects of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) strategies as labour market tools to assist workers-in-transition.
The study demonstrates a number of exciting possibilities about the benefits of PLAR, especially the use of portfolio, and highlights the portfolio process as an effective tool in preparing workers in employment transition for the job search process.