About Our Job Skills Assessment Company
Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NOCTI and was established in 1999 as The Whitener Group to serve the needs of business and industry in high-stakes occupational competency testing services as a job skills assessment company. In 2011, the name was changed to Nocti Business Solutions to better align with the parent company. In addition to serving the needs of business and industry, NBS provides the vital connection between industry and education for NOCTI.
NBS' primary products and services include:
- Customized assessment services with customized delivery options
- Standardized assessments in over 100 occupational areas
- Written and performance assessments - paper/pencil or online
- Score reporting services that provide results for each employee with comparisons at the site, state, and national level
- Customized reporting services, including detailed needs analysis by competency, demographic analysis, and item level data
- Uploading 3rd party assessments
These services are targeted to the industrial, business, military, and municipal sectors and are typically used for pre-hire/post-hire decision-making and training purposes. Assessment results are used to enhance information needed for decisions related to position requirements and the knowledge and skills of the individual being assessed.
Quality of delivery and efficiency are characteristics that describe NBS' products and services. The ability to tap into the broad range of resources available from the parent organization, NOCTI, provides a substantial advantage to NBS over other competitors. As a job skills assessment company, NBS has extensive experience working with management, unions, and employees in translating skills based knowledge into practical work related gains.
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Meet our Board of Directors
Festo Corporation, US
Paul Koontz, Board Chair
484 Consulting, LLC
Mr. Paul Koontz is the founder, owner and President/CEO of 484 Consulting, LLC, a business development consulting company, which serves the technology, technical and vocational education markets. Mr. Koontz has 36 years of business experience and has served on several Boards. He currently serves as the chair for the Nocti Business Solutions Board of Directors and is also a trustee for the NOCTI Board of Trustees.
He has received several awards/recognitions including Outstanding Technology Education Alumnus from the California University of Pennsylvania, I.V.T.I.T.TA. Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Machine Trades Area, and a certificate of appreciation from the Ohio Superintendents Association. Mr. Koontz resides in Medina, Ohio, with his wife Diane.
Nicholas J. Peterson
Miller Electric Manufacturing
Mr. Nick Peterson is a Welding Engineer/Curriculum Developer for Miller Electric Manufacturing Company. Miller Electric headquarters is located in Appleton, Wisconsin and is the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment. Mr. Peterson has worked in the welding field for 24 years. Mr. Peterson is also a certified AWS Welding Inspector and is a Faculty Advisor teaching a welding survey course at Arizona State University.
In addition to serving as a director and secretary on the Nocti Business Solutions Board of Directors, Mr. Peterson serves as the chair of the Arizona SkillsUSA Welding Technical Committee, is the vice-chair for the American Welding Society Skills Competition Committee, a member of the AWS Education committee, and serves as a member of the SkillsUSA Foundation. Mr. Peterson has published several articles in the quarterly e-newsletter for Fabricating and Metalworking Magazine, has published several Miller Training Series Welding Processes and Filler Metal books, as well as, published a book on the AWS Skills Competition Committee WorldSkills Selection Process. Mr. Peterson is a world champion welder, where he earned a bronze medal in TaiPei, Taiwan at the WorldSkills competition in 1993. Mr. Peterson resides in Chandler, Arizona, with his wife and daughter.
Gregory D. Rintala
Recreation Vehicle Industry
Board Vice Chair
Scott J Farell
Positively Speaking LLC