AED Foundation to offer high school equipment aptitude test

Marcia Gruver Doyle Pix
Source: Dakota County Technical College
Source: Dakota County Technical College
Source: Western Dakota TechSource: Western Dakota Tech

In an effort to give 13- to 17-year-olds a way to test their desire to enter the equipment industry, the AED Foundation has created a Construction Career Aptitude Test.

The test, says the Foundation, would “allow students the opportunity to see where they stand before committing to an industry program. Students can then make an informed decision on their career path through the industry by identifying their strengths and weaknesses.”

The 50-question test addresses various topics, including measurement, mechanical reasoning, general mathematics and basic electrical concepts. Students can access the test through their educational organizations.

“The Construction Career Aptitude Test offers organizations the first look at students’ understanding of the industry,” says Jason Blake, executive vice president of  the AED Foundation. “This test provides in-depth insight and benchmarking data on a student’s starting point that will provide organizations with the knowledge needed to help each student excel.”