ASVAB Career Exploration ProgramDate: 2017 Dates are still TBDBeginning Time: 9:05 a.m. in the CafeteriaSupplies Needed: The ASVAB test proctors will provide all supplies needed. Nothing is allowed to be brought into the testing room.Participants:Boswell High School participates in a career interest inventory each year to help students determine different careers that would suit their individual personalities and skill level. After taking the ASVAB, students will receive their results along with a password. They can enter the ASVAB site, http://www.asvabprogram.com/, and the student will then be provided different careers that they already show strong skills.Below is a excerpt from the site that helps further explain the benefits of this program.Parents observe, reinforce, and take pride in their teen's efforts and accomplishments during their developmental years. As a parent, this familiarity, coupled with your experiences in the world of work, makes you a valuable resource to your sons and daughters as they decide what to do after completing high school. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help with this difficult decision.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes eight individual tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge, electronics, etc. It also provides 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 teen that can aid in the exploration of a wide variety of educational and career options. The ASVAB is offered at no cost and no obligation to high school students.
Students can use this website to explore occupations and consider whether their skills, as measured by the three Career Exploration Scores, and interests, as measured by the FYI, are comparable to the demands of occupations that appeal to them. Research has shown that students who participate in the ASVAB Program experience less career indecision, enjoy greater confidence in making career decisions, and consider more thoughtfully their options than do students who do not participate in the ASVAB Program.
A junior or senior can also use their 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.We encourage you to participate in exploring educational and career options with your teen.We are excited to offer this program to our students at Boswell. Please make sure your student is present this day and ready to begin at 9:05 a.m. in the Cafeteria.