Polymerized Lactic Acid – A corn-based resin made by NatureWorks PLA that requires significantly less energy to mold into plastic containers. Many of Alpha's PET and HDPE molds can be easily converted to run bottles and jars from this renewable resource.
prior learning assessment. The process of identifying and measuring skills and knowledge for the purpose of recognizing and giving credit for learning that has been acquired through formal or informal education or training, work or other life experience. PLA allows the evaluation of past learning against established academic or occupational standards so that recognition may be granted by an academic institution, occupational regulatory body, or employer.
Prior Learning Assessment. assessment by some valid and reliable means, by a qualified specialist, of what has been learned through non-formal education, training, or experience, and that is worthy of credit in a course or program offered by an institution providing the credit.
Prior Learning Assessment. A process available at some colleges and universities by which you can earn academic credit for what you already know and can do, though the formal evaluation of a experiential or prior learning portfolio that identifies, documents, and assesses significant college-level learning acquired through informal or independent study, work experience, community service, non-credit courses, and other life experiences. PLA is based upon the belief that college-level learning is not limited to the classroom.