The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help young adults identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and develop effective strategies to realize career goals. The test covers eight areas including science, word knowledge, mathematics and mechanical comprehension. It assesses a student’s ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. Score results are presented in a 90-item interest inventory based on the Holland theory which states that careers and vocational choice are a reflection of a one’s personality type, such as Realistic (Doers), Investigative (Thinkers), Artistic (Creators), Social (Helpers), Enterprising (Persuaders), and Conventional (Organizers). When students complete the FYI part of the results review, they have three codes to use with the OCCU-Find, an on-line tool for career exploration. OCCU-Find contains information about over 400 occupations, sorted alphabetically, by interest code and career cluster, which helps students identify the occupations they might find most satisfying. Job descriptions, and their military equivalents, may also include career videos which highlight “A Day in the Life” glimpses.
The battery is offered to all Junior students and Seniors who would like to participate may ask to sit in. The exam takes approximately three hours to complete.
For more information visit www.asvabprogram.com or call 1-800-323-0513.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program & the Military: The Facts…
– schools determine whether or not student information is released to the military
– the program is administered by civilian Education Services Specialists who have no recruiting function