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The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration is accepting scores from Educational Testing Service's (ETS) TOEIC® tests to measure the English-language proficiency of persons from around the world wishing to work or settle in the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration expects to receive approximately 1,000 applicants annually who will take the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests to demonstrate their English-language skills. Scores will apply to workers from all sectors and are not based on a tier system or type of work.
"We are encouraged by the Cayman Islands' use of fair and valid assessments to advance quality and equity in education," Mohammad Kousha, ETS Executive Director-Global said. "TOEIC assessments offer job seekers a competitive advantage and an internationally recognized credential to distinguish them from other candidates."
The Cayman Islands acceptance of TOEIC follows the U.K. Border Agency's announcement earlier this year that persons from around the world wishing to work or settle in the United Kingdom may use the TOEIC test to demonstrate their English proficiency for all visas under the United Kingdom's points-based system.
The English4Success team is proud to announce that our organization has been selected as an official TOEIC Listening & Reading test center. You can register through the ETS site.
Non-native French speakers can also prove their skills at our center by taking the TFI. This test of French for the international workplace is scheduled whenever there is sufficient demand. Write firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and to register.
For the second year in a row, Educational Testing Service (ETS) and its TOEIC® Program had a record-breaking year with more score users and test takers than ever before. In 2010, more than six million TOEIC tests were administered worldwide, establishing the TOEIC Program as the largest and most widely used English-language assessment for the workplace.
"Organizations worldwide are expressing the need to set English-language standards in the workplace, and we have been able to meet that need by offering a reliable and flexible testing program for all skill levels," said David Hunt, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS’s Global Division. "With more than 10,000 organizations in 120 countries using the TOEIC test to make important decisions relative to their workplace, it is no surprise that we are seeing significant volume growth two years in a row."
ETS and its broad network of ETS Preferred offices attribute the overall volume growth in 2010 to the increase in businesses, government agencies and organizations using the TOEIC tests. A few examples include Eli Lilly, CAMCO, the University of Macau, Vietnam Air Navigation Services Corp., the G20 Summit in Korea, ISU 2011 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taiwan, the Shanghai World Expo in China and the 2014 World Cup volunteers in Brazil’s state of Minas Gerais.
For more information on the TOEIC test and other services provided by the TOEIC Program visit www.amideast.org/toeic.