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Discovering Potential Program

Learning Plan Overview

A requirement for Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) Discovering Potential program is the development of a formal learning plan for participants. This applies to both work placements and training opportunities.

A learning plan is a personalized action plan between an employer (usually the direct supervisor) and a participant. It is designed to help set and meet learning objectives and is an agreement that needs to be developed before the start of a placement or training opportunity.

The learning plan must clearly demonstrate what types of knowledge, competencies or skills that the participant will acquire over the course of their participation in the program, and how these skills will support future employment in the sector or mobility to other sectors/regions. This includes strengthened and/or new soft skills or job-related skills.

A learning plan does not need to be a long document. It should at a minimum set out learning objectives, learning activities that the participant will complete to support the objectives, as well as indicators of learning outcomes.

The learning plan must be defined and agreed to by the participant and the employer. This information may be used in aggregate to help develop our curriculum component of the Discovering Potential Program.

Learning plans should address the following questions:

  • Where am I now and what do I want to learn with this placement/training opportunity?
  • Which skills and competencies do I need to succeed with this placement/training opportunity?
  • What learning activities will help me acquire these skills with this placement/training opportunity?
  • How can my supervisor and organization support me with this placement/training opportunity?