An educational partnership will enable RCMP and other police officers to better meet the needs of their communities. An agreement signed at the Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack will make it possible for police officers to combine their previous post-secondary education, in-service training, and…Read More
A 21st Century Solution to a 21st Century Problem: Why Canada needs to invest in New Human Resource Development Strategies as part of the Economic Stimulus Package
by Mary Morrissey
Canada has done well in holding off recessionary pressures, particularly compared to our neighbour to the south.
However in November 2008 the crisis hit us hard. Nearly 71,000 jobs were lost in that one month. There is serious concern about further losses of high-paid…Read More
Rick Williams makes the economic case for PLAR in this unpublished article written for the Globe and Mail in January 2009.
With rapidly spreading plant closures, lay-offs and rising unemployment rates, there is one issue that may get overlooked as economists and politicians put together economic…
Achieving Our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada
Excerpt from the report's core argument:
"At the moment, we face, with few exceptions, a leadership vacuum in the recognition of prior and experiential learning in Canada. While we have a wealth of innovation, exemplary practice and positive outcomes developed over 30 years of demonstrations and…Read More