Pennsylvania utilizes two methods of measuring the occupational competency of career and technical education students. The two methods are assessments from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
Click on the following link for comprehensive information on assessments used in career and technical education in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Skills Certificate: A Guide to Student Occupational Competency Testing (PDF).
Students who successfully meet the state's requirements are awarded a Pennsylvania Skills Certificate. This certificate is an important addition to their portfolios when exiting the secondary career and technical education program.
For more information about career and technical education testing, visit Student Occupational Competency Testing in Pennsylvania.