Pre-employment Testing | GCTC

Pre-employment Testing

Our Testing Center helps organizations with pre-employment selection and promotion by providing assessments in the areas of aptitude, basic skills, people skills, and technical ability.  These include ACT Work Keys real world skills, NOCTI industrial job ready, Ramsey skilled trades, basic skills, aptitude, and people skills, and IC3 software test packages.  Test packages can be customized to meet your specific needs.

ACT® WorkKeys® assessments are a collection of proctored tests that measure the most important workplace skills affecting an individual’s job performance, and are the basis for the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC)—the nation’s most recognized work readiness credential. Issued at four-levels of achievement, the NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

If you need help determining appropriate skill levels for positions, our Training and Development team can conduct an ACT WorkKeys®  job profile to link job tasks with ACT WorkKeys®  assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training.  ACT job profiling takes a focus-group approach, using input from employees to ensure customized job analysis.

NOCTI Assessments

NOCTI Assessments are designed to measure your knowledge or competency related specifically to occupations. As with experienced worker tests, these are intended for evaluating individuals with a combination of education, training and work experience. We offer a wide range of tests spanning multiple industries. Please contact us for more information.

Bennett Mechanical

Bennett Mechanical is a test of mechanical ability and focuses on spatial perception and tool knowledge rather than manual dexterity. It is especially well-suited for assessing job candidates for positions that require a grasp of the principles underlying the operation and repair of complex devices.  Scores can be compared to Aviation Mechanics, Steel Plant Workers, and other industrial occupations.

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.  MSSC offers two certifications for this workforce:

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The CPT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing.  Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through completion of five assessments based upon MSSC's industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards. The five individual certification assessments are Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Maintenance Awareness, and Green Production. Candidates must earn the first four certificates to receive the full CPT certification. (Note: At this time Green is not required for full-CPT certification.)

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

The CLT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled, front-line material handling and distribution workers in all supply chain facilities: from factories to warehouses, distribution centers and transporters. Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through two assessments based upon MSSC's industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards.  The CLT program consists of two parts: The foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Certificate and the mid-level technical (CLT) Certification.  Before sitting for the CLT assessment, candidates must have a CLA Certificate.

For more information on additional pre-employment testing services, contact us! 

Katie Carter
Testing Center Manager
Boone Campus
Center for Advanced Manufacturing 
500 Technology Way 
Florence, KY 41042

Phone Number: 859-442-1159
Fax Number: 859-442-4192