Graduates and Students Can Now Earn Employer-vetted Badges to Become More Competitive in the Job Market

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Wonderlic®, a leader in employment and hiring assessment, is collaborating with employers to create job-specific competency assessments. These assessments are currently offered at no charge to graduates of career and community college programs.

"We know what employers are looking for and we know how to measure it."

There are an estimated 12.4 million students currently enrolled in community colleges and another 3.5 million enrolled in private career colleges.[1][2] The vast majority of these students plan to complete their programs within two years and immediately seek a job in their field. But the increasing challenge of grade inflation makes it difficult for employers to identify and hire the most qualified graduates.[3][4] Recognizing this challenge, Wonderlic began working with potential employers to create an assessment and badging service that reflects employer-rated competencies.

The service, called Measures of Vocational Proficiencies (MVPs), awards digital badges that reflect job-specific competencies to help graduates demonstrate their job-readiness to potential employers. By translating academic accomplishments into on-the-job capabilities, digital badges give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. Job seekers can use digital badges with e-resumes, online portfolios, LinkedIn and other social media websites.

“We are in a unique position,” says Charlie Wonderlic, president and CEO, “in that we test millions of job applicants for thousands of employers every year. We know what employers are looking for and we know how to measure it.”

Wonderlic started building the assessments in 2011 and has now completed content for allied health and criminal justice positions. Assessment developers are currently working on business administration and plan to create tests for most career education programs. The test questions are designed to reflect real life job situations with scenario-based and other innovative items.

Wonderlic is offering the existing allied health and criminal justice assessments at no charge to graduates from community and career colleges through July 31, 2015. The MVPs are secure, proctored assessments that must be administered by school officials. The assessments are about one-hour long, administered online and are immediately scored.

Career service advisors and job placement professionals interested in free use of the MVPs to help their graduates secure employment should contact John Moye at john.moye(at)wonderlic(dot)com

Interested students and graduates should contact their career service advisers.

About Wonderlic
Wonderlic, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL and a founding member of the Association of Test Publishers. The company provides businesses and schools with a comprehensive library of highly regarded assessments and surveys for each phase of the hiring and student selection process. In its 75+ year history, Wonderlic has delivered over 300 million assessments and surveys for more than 60,000 organizations, government agencies, and accrediting bodies. For more information, please visit wonderlic.com

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