The following assessments are offered by Workforce Development:

Paraprofessionals (Teacher's Assistant)

WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants for paraprofessional certification to fulfill the Illinois State Board of Education and federal "No Child Left Behind" requirements.  The three WorkKeys® Assessments that are required for the Paraprofessional certificate are: Reading for Information and Applied Mathematics.

The following scores are required on the tests:

  • Reading for Information - 4, measures the skill individuals use then they read and use written text in order to do a job.
  • Applied Mathematics - 4, measure the skill individuals use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems.

Individuals looking for more information on the Paraprofessional Certificate can visit the Illinois State Board of Education web site or contact Lynn Svetlecich at (815) 280-1526 or in Will County or Griselda Martinez at (815) 280-6822 or in Grundy County

Castle Worldwide Testing Center

Joliet (815) 280-1526 and Morris (815) 942-0566

Workforce Development is a testing facility for Castle Worldwide.  Castle administers professional certifications and licensing exams for a wide variety of professional associations and government agencies. Many of the exams are related to healthcare, business, safety, and design. View a list of available exams.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment (MBTI)

$40 (assessment only)/ $75 (one-on-one session)

The MBTI will identify personality strengths and unique talents. It will help you better understand yourself, your motivations, and your potential areas for growth and career options, as well as how you interact with others.

For more information or to sign up to take the assessment contact (815) 280-1526 or

Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment

$25 (assessment only)/ $75 (one-on-one session)

The Strong helps you better understand your interests and match those interests with work, career options or leisure activities.  You will discover your interests, preferences, and personal style – exactly the information you need to select a major or choose a career you can be passionate about.

For more information or to sign up to take the assessment contact (815) 280-1526 or

StrengthsQuest™ Assessment

$25 (assessment only)/ $75 (one-on-one session)

StrengthsQuest can help you thrive in your academic career by showing you how you can leverage your talents to approach your coursework through a focus on what you naturally do well. It provides valuable information about who you are and gives you clues to the type of work environment in which you are most likely to thrive.

For more information or to sign up to take the assessment contact (815) 280-1526 or

FREE Career Assessment with Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training, click here to find out more.  To take the FREE career assessment