PrintED/SkillsUSA Skill Connect Assessments

Individuals who choose to enter the workforce immediately after high school or postsecondary education need to have core academic and workplace competencies for employment. To provide students with a credential that validates their mastery of these competencies, and to help meet standard government education requirements, GAERF and SkillsUSA have established a partnership to offer online PrintED/SkillsUSA Skill Connect Assessments. These examinations will test technical skills and knowledge with interactive questions enriched by animations, videos, drawings and photographs.  The five assessments will include:

  • Advertising & Design
  • Digital File Preparation/Digital File Output
  • Graphic Communications
  • Offset Press Operations/Binding & Finishing
  • Screen Printing

The Advertising & Design, Graphic Communications, and Screen Printing assessments are expected to be available for spring 2010 testing. The Digital File Preparation/Digital File Output and Offset Press Operations/Binding & Finishing assessments are expected to be available for spring 2011 testing. Students who receive passing scores on the assessments will receive co-branded GAERF/SkillsUSA certificates that display GAERF, PrintED, and SkillsUSA logos.

To access a demonstration of a skill connect assessment log onto: