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.”