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BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus Joins Pearson VUE Network to Offer Accessible and Secure Certification Testing

Jun 19, 2014 - | 01:48 PM -

GED candidates can take test close to home

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Winchester-Clark County Campus has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing (CBT) business of Pearson, to test candidates pursuing their General Education Diploma (GED).

Pearson VUE believes testing and certification is at the heart of the learning experience, and BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus will play its part by offering accessible and secure testing to candidates.

Pearson VUE’s advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations around the globe through the world's largest most secure test center network. The system enables candidates to register and reschedule their tests online or through a Pearson VUE call center.

“We’re very excited about our new partnership with Pearson VUE,” said Bruce Manley, BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus Director. “The Pearson VUE Testing System is the most powerful available and gives us unparalleled control and flexibility over our ability to serve students. The agreement means we can offer the GED test online so Adult Education students will not have to leave Winchester to achieve their educational goals. We’re pleased to partner with a company whose industry status, technology and passion for excellence will allow us to provide even greater service for our students and the community.”

Ray Murray, Vice President - Business Development, Pearson VUE said, “We are proud to welcome BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers. Together, we are providing even more candidates with the opportunity to obtain meaningful certifications and advance their careers.”

Pearson VUE delivery of exams has continued to increase rapidly in recent years, with the company delivering 10 million exams in 2011.

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers are privately owned, third-party testing facilities which provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams.

Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education company, whose businesses also include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

About BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus

As one of six campuses of Bluegrass Community & Technical College, the Winchester-Clark County Campus is a 23,000-square-foot building on a 20-acre site located in the Winchester Industrial Park. Most currently enrolled students are seeking academic credit through general education coursework.

The campus also continually provides workforce training for companies in Clark County and surrounding counties, including Advanced Green Components, Catalent, Leggett & Platt, Osram Sylvania, Peoples Exchange Bank, Winchester Municipal Utilities, Wintech Corporation, and Sekisui.