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Recognizing Prior Learning for Workforce Development (2020)

Community college students often hold knowledge from various professional and academic experiences. A challenge for these students, and for their institutions and employers, is how to formally bridge these competencies to support students’ efforts to reach their academic and career goals. This issue brief looks at the practice of awarding credit for prior learning, known as prior learning assessments (PLA), as part of community colleges’ workforce development strategies.

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