ACT and ATA Partner to Serve the Education and Workforce Development Markets in Greater China

Posted December 14, 2012

 

ACT and ATA Partner to Serve the Education and Workforce Development Markets in Greater China

IOWA CITY, IOWA—Two major testing organizations, ACT and ATA, Inc., today announced they are entering into a strategic alliance to address key education and workforce development needs in the greater China market.

ACT, the U.S. leader in college and career readiness assessment, produces a wide variety of education and workforce development assessments including the ACT® Test and ACT WorkKeys®, while ATA is the leading provider of computer-based testing and assessment services in China.

The agreement enables ACT and ATA to engage in research and market development activities that leverage ACT’s assessment experience and ATA’s knowledge of the unique needs of the China market, including Macau and Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions (SARs).

“We are very excited to enter into this strategic alliance with ATA to better serve the market,” said Jon Whitmore, ACT’s chief executive officer. “Our companies’ areas of expertise are highly complementary and synergistic. Having a local partner adds value to our future strategic market development. With this partnership, we are aiming to provide better services to students, educators, employers and other stakeholders in China.”

“It’s a great pleasure to form a strategic alliance with an authoritative testing and assessment body in the United States like ACT,” said Walter Wang, president of ATA. “ATA is a leading provider of computer-based testing and assessment services in China with rich experience in serving the local market. Working with ACT will promote the development of local education and talent markets.”