Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for Job Seekers
What is PLAR? |
Is PLAR for You?
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What is PLAR?
Prior Learning Assessment Recognition is a process used to identify,
document, assess and recognize skills and knowledge. PLAR can help
you to identify the skills and knowledge you have for employment
Skills and knowledge are learned in many situations including:
- family and life
- volunteer activities
- independent study
- formal education
- workplace training
Is PLAR for you?
- Have you had a variety of learning experiences in your life?
- Have you been involved in volunteer activities?
- Do you have five or more years experience in one field?
- Are you motivated to update your skills?
- Do you take on new roles and responsibilities at work or in
If you answered "yes" to several of these questions,
PLAR may be for you.
Your local employment centres will work with you to:
- set expectations of what PLAR can do and how prior learning
will be proven
- gather information on past experiences and accomplishments
- assess what you have learned and how it can be translated to
skills and knowledge
- apply the recognition of the skills and knowledge to employment
Employment Manitoba at 391 York Avenue (Winnipeg) provides more
in-depth PLAR services to job seekers.
to take the first steps?
1. Think about your education and life experiences.
2. Contact your nearest Employment Manitoba Centre or visit Employment
3. Gather specific information about the PLAR process.
..start to think about all the things you already
know and can do well.
These steps can help you earn recognition through employment opportunities.
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Learning and Assessment Recognition through Apprenticeship
Tradespeople with enough work experience in a designated
trade (a predetermined number of years and proven hands-on
experience) who want to become fully-qualified journeypersons,
can apply to write a certification exam without having to
fulfill practical and technical training components. Individuals
can also apply for assessment of work experience, level
placement testing and review or validation of other jurisdictional
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