A few notes:* Approximately 3 hours is required (includes instructions and answer sheet prep). * Military representatives will be available following the test, for those interested in obtaining information on site.
THE ASVAB PROGRAMThe ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is intended for use with students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. The Program provides tools, including the test battery and interest inventory, developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTSYour son or daughter’s decision to enter college, technical or vocational school, military service or the civilian world of work after high school is an important one. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes eight individual tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge, electronics, and several other areas. It also produces three Career Exploration Scores for Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills. These three scores serve as one of several pieces of information about your child that can aid in the exploration of a wide variety of career options. The ASVAB is offered at no cost and no obligation to high school students.
Your child can use the ASVAB results along with Exploring Careers: The ASVAB Career Exploration Guide. Every student who takes the ASVAB receives a copy of the Guide. It has a series of activities that guides students through the exploration of occupations and planning the next steps to achieve their career goals.
What is the relationship between the ASVAB and the Military? A junior or senior can use scores from the ASVAB to enlist in the Military after graduation. The scores are good for two years. However, no one is under any obligation to the Military as a result of taking the ASVAB. Many students take the ASVAB for career exploration and have no interest in military occupations.
As a parent, your familiarity with your child’s efforts and accomplishments, coupled with your experience in the world of work, makes you a valuable resource to your child. We encourage you to participate in exploring educational and career options with your child. Visit our website at www.asvabprogram.com to learn more.