Gateway Becomes A Prometric Professional Testing Center

The Assessment Center at Gateway Community and Technical College has been designated a Prometric Professional Center.

This means residents and students in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky now have easy access to such high-stakes, computer-based tests as the Graduate Record Exam, the Medical College Admissions Test, Praxis exams for teachers, Series 6 and 7 financial tests for investment counselors, and other exams that test job readiness.

The Assessment Center is located at the colleges Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way in Florence, less than five minutes from Interstate 75 at the Mt. Zion Road exit.

Ours is the only site in Northern Kentucky to offer these high-stakes testing services, said Cynthia Sproehnle, Assessment Center director. Weve offered certain professional and licensure testing services for the past 10 years, but the designation as a Prometric Professional Center expands the number and type of tests we can offer.

We are very pleased to join with Prometric to bring this important service to the tri-state area, said Gateway President/CEO Ed Hughes. The testing we offer through Prometric further expands the job-related services we provide to employers, students, the higher education community and the general public. These professional examinations enable test-takers to qualify for initial employment, better jobs or graduate-level education.

Gateways Assessment Center currently administers approximately 10,000 tests a year to about 5,000 clients. Its broad range of testing services includes career counseling and assessment, as well as professional state, national, and international certification and licensure testing.

The Assessment Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers weekend hours by appointment. For information, call 859-442-4192 or contact Sproehnle by email at cindy.sproehnle@kctcs.edu. To schedule a high-stakes test, persons must first register through the Prometric website at www. prometric.com. For more information on the variety of tests available at Gateways Assessment Center, visit http://gateway.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions/Assessment_Center.aspx.

Prometric, a wholly owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than 9 million test a year on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers test flexibly via the web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, visit www.prometric.com.