Hire the best employees by matching their skills to your jobs.

The USO Talent Development Network (formerly SklllsMAX) offers tailored, comprehensive and cost-effective solutions that can be a combination of job analysis, employee assessment and training tools to help you hire and retain the right people for your organization. 

We help your organization enhance existing pre-employment processes by introducing tools to incorporate that are comprehensive and legally defensible.  Beginning with a job analysis, which identifies the work styles, knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the job. Applicants are then tested in the specific performance criteria, abilities, aptitudes, and industry knowledge. Personality assessments administered to assess the candidate's work style and motivations are consistent with the demands of the position.

A variety of reports from the job analysis, job description and/or interview questions, and candidate results provide you information to determine if the candidate's skills, work style, and experience match your organization's needs for the position.

In addition to employment selection services, USO Talent Development Network (formerly SkillsMAX) can also assist in employee development initiates by identifying skill-gaps and implementing solutions such as:

USO Talent Development Network (formerly SkillsMAX) Services

  • Job Analysis
    Proven job analysis tools to develop accurate job descriptions, establish requirements, restructure departments, and create new positions.  

  • Pre-employment Testing
    Our testing center offers hundreds of job relevant assessments that will assist in skill documentation, selection, and assessment of training needs.  

  • 360 Degree Feedback
    360 Degree feedback tools generate critical job performance data from an employee's colleagues, direct supervisors, subordinates, and customers.  This can be used to document performance and as a starting point for employee development issues.  

To learn more about the services offered by USO Talent Development Network

Click here to visit the USO Talent Development Network site

or e-mail usotalent@lorainccc.edu, or call 440-366-7679. 

Testing Services 

  •  IT Certification- The Testing Center is an authorized Pearson VUE center.  Certifications such as CompTIA, Cisco and other IT vendors can be delivered with immediate results, assisting individuals who wish to document IT skills.
  • GED Testing Services- Complete your GED by testing at our authorized Pearson VUE testing center.
  • Testing for College Credit-Take CLEP and DSST exams where students may receive credit for what they already know to expedite degree completion and save money. 
  • Pre-Employment Assessments- Numerous pre-employment assessments offered through PAN (Performance Assessment Network), Previsor, and Kryterion.    
  • IBT Testing- Proctoring for on-line testing made available with prior arrangements


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For more information, please call the Testing Center at 440-366-7003.