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PROJECT:
Development of the PLAR
Quality Audit Tool

Client Canadian Labour Force Development Board (Ottawa, Canada)
Deliverable
  • A quality audit tool to assess PLA/PLAR services against recommended national PLA/PLAR standards (Phase 1) at http://www.plar.com/
  • Published articles regarding the CLFDB and the PLAR Quality Audit (Phase 2)
  • A consumerís guide to PLAR to familiarize potential users (Phase 3)
  • Research on the application of the Quality Audit (Phase 4), specifically at Simon Fraser University (BC), the Halifax PLA Centre (NS), and the Forum for International Trades Training (Ottawa)
Production
Processes
  • conceptualization of the quality audit process
  • development of quality indicators for PLA/PLAR
  • design and production of an electronic quality audit tool
  • research to apply and improve quality audit tool
Content
Expertise
  • quality assurance in PLA/PLAR and in education/training
  • workforce training and employment issues
  • electronic and Internet applications
  • consumerís perspective of PLA/PLAR
  • pan-Canadian networks and PLA/PLAR providers
Partner PLAR Steering Committee (CLFDB) with representation from all labour market partners: business, labour, education, designated equity groups, federal and provincial governments, industry sector councils
Date
  • Fall 1997 (Phase 1)
  • Ongoing (Phase 2)
  • In process (Phase 3)
  • Summer 1998 (Phase 4)
Contact Ms. Ursule Critoph, Senior Associate
Canadian Labour Force Development Board
Ottawa, Canada
613-230-6264
ucritoph@clfdb.ca