SOURCE: Prometric


February 25, 2015 02:00 ET

Prometric and ISE Increase Access to Testing in Turkey With New Istanbul Test Center

ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - Prometric, the trusted global leader in fair high stakes examination, together with its site partner General Manager of ISE, Gokyar Karsit, officials from the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education, Turkish Human Resources Management Association and U.S. Consul General Charles Hunter officially celebrated the opening of a 15-seat test center to provide access to highly sought after exams, such as TOEFL®, GRE® and others. 

"Over 1,400 small, medium and large U.S. firms have offices in Turkey. I am delighted to have Prometric's testing services join this group of American companies that are creating local jobs, bringing innovation to the economy and contributing to the U.S.-Turkey trade and investments relationship," said U.S. Consul General Charles Hunter in support of the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Prometric's Istanbul office will administer over 400 tests per month, serving Turkey and neighboring countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Turkish Republic. Details of the site can be found at

"There is a hunger throughout the country to invest in education and certify in professional areas to prove individuals have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in an increasing global marketplace. Individuals also want to unlock advancement opportunities within Turkey and as valued employees of international firms," said Jerry Young, Prometric's Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take more than 9 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense. Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of nearly 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.

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