CICan launches new national PLAR framework to support lifelong learning


Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) recently released a new national framework to bolster lifelong learning and support individuals in entering the workforce faster. The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Reference Framework analyzes the tools, processes, and best practices used in Canada that allow people to receive recognition for prior formal and informal work experience. PLAR will also be shared with international partners with the aim of enhancing education and employment outcomes worldwide. “Recognizing skills and competencies gained from prior formal, informal, and non-formal education and work experience enriches our workforce and makes quality education more accessible for more people,” said CICan President Denise Amyot. The framework was developed by Cégep Marie-Victorin and Collège Boréal with support from CICan.

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