The Value of Certification
TestOut’s mission is “To make a difference in a person’s life through education using breakthrough technology.” The education we offer is training in a job skill, with new employment or advancement in your current employment being the end goal.
While an increase in job skills is what brings about success, a certification is the easiest and most accepted way to prove that you have the skills and knowledge to succeed. Gaining a certification leads to more opportunities, better salaries, and increased job satisfaction.
We believe the greatest value we can give to the individual is a certification that proves job skills.
- Employers want a certification that proves job skills so they can have confidence they’re hiring qualified individuals. Employers want to know, “Can you do the job?”
- Educators need an authentic assessment to validate that the instruction was effective, taught relevant skills, and accomplished the educational objectives.
- Individuals need a way to prove to employers and educators that they can do the job. The greatest value of a certification is its ability to prove job skills.
- While it is “what you can do” that ultimately makes the difference to individuals, certification is the final step in the process that verifies job skills to employers, educators, and themselves.
Both businesses and educators have a need for better certifications that measure actual job skills, not just recall of factual knowledge.