MeritTrac Services launches TracSkills Pro, to benchmark individual tech. skills with industry standards

April 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Bangalore, April 2007: While possessing the right skills can get you the right job, updating the skills and ensuring that they are industry relevant at all times can ensure employability and facilitate career enhancement for professionals. MeritTrac Services, India’s Largest Skills Assessment Company, has come out with TracSkills Pro - a unique lateral certification program to address this requirement.

Backed by MeritTrac’s expertise of having assessed over a million candidates for 150+ marquee clients, TracSkills Pro certification is clearly positioned to benchmark skillsets of individuals with industry standards. The program will cover Java, .NET, Mainframes and Software Testing and is aimed to create a homogenous eco-system which evaluates the lateral pool and finds out if they are ‘up-to-date’
Announcing TracSkillsPro, Rajesh Gopal, Head – Individual certification business, MeritTrac Services, said,”There is an increased accent today on competency development and organizations are investing heavily into training & development. In this scenario, it has become an imperative for organizations to measure the skills of lateral pool within the organization and critical decisions pertaining to resource allocation and career path be taken based on demonstrated competency levels. On another note, by tangibly identifying and highlighting the competency levels in a required arena, the new certification program will boost the effectiveness of training interventions in the IT industry boosting organizational productivity.

Finally, for the candidate, it will be a great validation of their current competency levels and provides them with an opportunity to showcase their level of expertise. All in all, TracSkillsPro is about win-win for all stakeholders.”

About TracSkills Pro:
TracSkills Pro is an offering from MeritTrac’s individual certification program TracSkills. Based on their vast experience of developing skills assessments for organizations, MeritTrac through TracSkills, provides individuals with an opportunity to benchmark their skillsets with industry expectations and help them in identifying skill gaps, if any. TracSkills also provides the industry with access to pre-assessed talent pool helping bridge the demand supply gap to a considerable extent.

About MeritTrac:
MeritTrac is India's Largest Skills Assessment Company having assessed over 1.5 million candidates for over 150 customers. A neutral organization that provides quantitative inputs on the talent pool and helps in measuring competencies for specific roles, MeritTrac designs and delivers assessment to evaluate abilities, skills and knowledge for both corporate & individuals. Neither a HR/Placement/Recruitment firm nor a Training agency, MeritTrac currently tests around 75,000 candidates monthly across IT, BPO, BFSI, Retail, and Engineering & Education verticals. Its’ clientele include marquee names like ABB, Accenture, Adobe, Allianz Cornhill, Bharthiar University, Capgemini, Computer, Associates, Fidelity, Flextronics, GE Consumer & industrial, Google, GRO, HP, HSBC software, IBM, ICICI OneSource, ICICI Prudential, Intel, iSoft, Kyocera, Logica CMG, Microsoft, Misys, SAP, SAIC, Satyam, Tavant Technologies, TESCO, UTI Bank and Verizon among others. MeritTrac also partners state government under its SkillsTrac program and is currently the assessments partner to the Governments of Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa and West Bengal. MeritTrac also partners several academic institutions like Bharathiar University for assessing their students on industry-readiness. Headquartered in Bangalore, MeritTrac has 300+ fulltime employees and over 1000 part-time certified test administrators on its rolls. MeritTrac operates through offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Coimbatore. They have their dedicated assessment zones in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. MeritTrac operates in the USA & Mauritius through business partners. MeritTrac is an investee company of a fund advised by HSBC Private Equity. Further details on the company can be had from