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Assessment for Business

Maximize the potential in your organization with effective employee assessments. Join the growing number of employers who use validated assessments to guide staff placement decision making. Employers use these evaluation tools to help identify and select new staff, promote existing personnel and determine training gaps within the existing workforce. Fox Valley Technical College offers thousands of assessment options and can assist your organization in developing a customized testing battery to meet your specific needs. 

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Ensure the best candidate is hired, trained and promoted - make Fox Valley Technical College your assessment partner. Assessment for Business administers hundreds of personality, aptitude, and skill tests assisting employers with hiring, advancement, placement and training decisions in a state-of-the-art assessment center. Email or call 920-735-5718 or toll free 888-458-0449 to request a consultation.

Working with a trusted partner like Fox Valley Technical College brings peace of mind because we guarantee:

  • Compliance: Assessment for Business complies with the standards and guidelines established by NCTA (National College Testing Association) to provide the highest quality testing service.
  • Neutrality: A neutral testing environment ensures unbiased results.
  • Flexibility: Flexible scheduling options.
  • Expertise: With over 30 years of assessment experience, you can count on us for quality results.
  • Confidentiality: Confidentiality is upheld at all times and results are only shared with the employer.
  • Convenience: FVTC staff can schedule your candidates, deliver assessments on short timelines and provide prompt results.

Recruiting, staffing and workforce development decisions start with targeted employee assessments in a comfortable and confidential testing environment. The expanded facilities and capabilities include:

  • Large testing lab with 17 private cubicles for testers
  • Two individual testing rooms for hands-on and personalized assessment or special accommodations
  • Enhanced check-in area with secure lockers for candidates’ belongings
  • Strict proctoring standards and video surveillance ensure test integrity
  • One-way viewing windows for monitoring and less distraction
  • Increased scheduling availability with timely results
  • Convenient assessment administration at our center, regional locations or employer sites

Choose with confidence and expand your workplace assessment possibilities knowing FVTC Assessment for Business partners with leading certification testing networks.  Many fields and professions utilize our authorized testing center delivered in partnership with:

EMPCO     Scantron    Kryterion   MSSC

Choose with confidence and expand your workplace assessment possibilities knowing FVTC Assessment for Business partners with leading certification testing networks.  Many fields and professions utilize our authorized testing center delivered in partnership with:

  • EMPCO, Inc.
  • Scantron
  • Kryterion
  • Manufacturing Skill Standard Certification (MSSC)

- Our Mission -

Assessment for Business supports and advances the mission of Fox Valley Technical College providing the highest quality testing services for the purpose of job skills screening, needs assessment and certification exam delivery adhering to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.


- Who We Serve -

Assessment for Business maximizes the potential of organizations and their employees with effective employee assessment.  Over 2,000 employers annually choose Fox Valley Technical College to assess and develop their talent.  Employers, test vendors and candidates benefit from an unbiased and confidential testing environment. We strive to offer services that are both innovative and up to date meeting client needs and expectations. 

Assessment Options

360-degree Evaluation

360-degree evaluation is a system in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. Those who complete the survey usually include the employees manager, peers and direct reports. The subject person being rated also fills out the same evaluation about themselves. Organizations use 360-degree evaluations to get a better understanding of the employee, provide training or identify leadership potential. A personal development plan or coaching session typically follows a 360-degree assessment.

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Aptitudes are innate, learned or acquired abilities. The purpose of using aptitude assessments is to test perceptions, judgments and reasoning ability. Aptitude assessments predict success as opposed to identifying specific on-the-job knowledge. Examples include mechanical, spatial, numerical, verbal, logical, inductive or abstract reasoning.

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Basic Skills

Basic skills are those learned foundational skills in reading, mathematics and writing. They also include learning and study skills such as following instructions and problem solving. They are the necessary skills that foster effective practices and activities in the workplace and which support academic development and intelligence. Basic skills assessments identify the knowledge in one or more of these topic areas

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Career & Job Inventories

Career assessment or interest inventory is a self-assessment tool used in career planning. It assesses ones likes and dislikes of a variety of activities, objects and types of persons. The premise is that people in the same career have similar interests. They are usually aligned with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles so that individuals can become aware of jobs they may never have considered for themselves.

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Hands-on Manufacturing & Trades

Trades assessments are commonly used for manufacturing-related positions such as entry-level production, maintenance, welding or electrical. In addition to a wide variety of computer-based skills assessments, FVTC also offers hands-on assessment options to assess mechanical, electrical, PLC, process control and manual dexterity ability. Hands-on assessments use active participation by the candidate to identify competencies. Examples include:

  • [Mechanical, Electrical, PLC and Process Control Skills](
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Job Skills

Job Skills are the learned abilities that relate to a specific career or work choices. Every skill that is performed on the job requires deliberate, systematic and complex activities or job functions to master. These skills or tasks refer to the talent and expertise a person possesses. Assessments in job skills are available in every walk of life.

Frequently-requested job skills assessments include:

  • Accounting, Financial & Banking
  • Business, Office & Communication
  • Computer Software
  • Health & Dental
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership & Management
  • Legal
  • Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

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Personality & Team Dynamics

Personality assessments measure how one feels about his/her own personality characteristics or values. They can be used as a guide for training and development or for interview purposes. How the candidate answers these items will measure how he/she will gravitate toward a certain behavior.

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Simulation assessments create a virtual environment where candidates test drive the job or task and prove they have the skills to succeed. Some examples of simulation assessments include call center, data entry, and computer or software skills.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us help you create it! FVTC will work with you to develop customized training to meet the unique needs of your company and employees.

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We will work with you to develop assessments that meet your specific business needs.

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Your guide to selecting the right evaluation package from 16 different assessment categories.

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