Workforce Testing

Workforce Testing Center

Maintaining your professional certifications is essential to stay competitive in your field and advance your career. Corporate Solutions provides fully authorized testing for a variety of nationally recognized certifications.

The Center provides the following certification and assessment testing services as well as workforce assessment services through various testing vendors.

Pearson VUE Information Technology Certification Testing

Pearson VUE is the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, servicing the information technology industry. From operational centers in the United States, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, England, India and China, and through nearly 4,000 test delivery locations, Pearson VUE provides a variety of testing related services. Schedule your examination online through Pearson VUE and choose CCP as your testing site.

ACT Skills and Job Assessments

ACT provides more than 100 research, assessment, information and program management services related to education and workforce development. Corporate Solutions can assist you with a variety of products that will strengthen your organization or your personal work skills.

ACT offers you a variety of tools:

  • ACT's WorkKeys® Job Skills Assessment System will help you determine skills needed for a specific jobs in order to make informed decisions about hiring and training, as well as evaluating current employee skills.
  • The National Career Readiness Certificate program is based on the WorkKeys job skills assessment system. Attaining one of the three certificate levels gives you an employer recognized certificate of job skills. Corporate Solutions provides testing services for the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Other Testing Vendors include:


Private Proctoring Services

We provide private proctoring services for individuals that need to take a proctored test remotely for another college, a specific company or agency.  These services are by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the testing center at 215-496-6170 at least 2 weeks in advance.   

For information regarding testing services, contact the Testing Center at 215-496-6170 or email Beth Gilard at for more information.

Testing and Training Center

ACT's WorkKeys Job Skills Assessment System

WorkKeys® assessments give students and workers reliable, relevant information about their workplace skill levels. Combined with information about skill levels required for jobs, assessments information can help users make better career and educational decisions.

The WorkKeys system is the most efficient assessment process available. Using our unique job profiling component along with our assessments, we are able to show how a person's skills compare to your specific job requirements, providing you a targeted solution that saves you time and money.

WorkKeys Benefits:

  • Develops clear picture of skill requirements
  • Improves employee selection and retention
  • Identifies training needs
  • Increases employee productivity
  • Facilitates compliance with EEOC guidelines
  • Available in paper-and-pencil and computer-based formats
  • The WorkKeys system consists of three areas: assessments, job analysis and training.


WorkKeys computer-based tests include skill assessments in the following areas:

  • Reading for Information
  • Business Writing
  • Locating Information
  • Applied Technology
  • Applied Mathematics

Job Analysis

Corporate Solutions offer three different job analysis options to assist you with personnel selection, performance management and training decisions: Job Profiling, SkillMap and WorkKeys Estimator.

Job Profiling

With ACT's job profiling process, an ACT-trained facilitator works collaboratively with groups of your employees to complete each job analysis. Job incumbents serve as the subject matter experts who define the tasks and skills needed to successfully perform a specific job.

Job profiling consists of a task analysis to select the tasks most critical to a job and skill analysis to identify the skills and skill levels required to enter the job and effectively perform the job. By matching the job profile information with individual scores on the WorkKeys assessments, you can make reliable decisions about hiring, training and program development needs.

  • Job profiling provides these benefits:
  • Supports hiring, promotion and training decisions
  • Uses focus groups and ACT-trained facilitators
  • Offers a proven methodology and reliable results
  • Uses ACT's SkillPro® software
  • Meets requirements adopted by the EEOC


This online program features an easy-to-follow format with step-by-step instructions and online support through tutorials, a user guide and an indexed help system. Employees are able to participate at a time that best fits their schedule, without leaving their work place. This program identifies tasks most important to job performance and is able to help employers get the right individual for the job. SkillMap will help you decrease turnover and improve hiring decisions.

WorkKeys Estimator

Especially useful for smaller businesses, WorkKeys Estimator is a quick and easy to use tool that will help you identify skill levels needed for specific jobs. Assessment tests are in a paper-and-pencil format, and the results can be used to develop recruiting and training plans.
These methods involve varying degrees of complexity, flexibility and cost. We can help you choose the approach that works best for your HR practices and business needs. For more information on Community College of Philadelphia's Job Analysis program, contact Corporate Solutions at 215-496-6158 or email.


This comprehensive training curriculum features more than 10,000 pages of self-paced interactive materials covering all WorkKeys skills. Available in print-based, CD-ROM and Internet formats, KeyTrain also offers a beginning skills curriculum that covers Pre-WorkKeys skills.

For further information about Community College of Philadelphia's WorkKeys program, please call us at 215-496-6158 or email.