AED Foundation to Launch Free Construction Career Aptitude Test

AED Foundation

The AED Foundation will soon launch a free Construction Career Aptitude Test designed for high-school students aged 13-17 who are interested in the equipment industry.

The test is part of the foundation’s Vision 2024 program aimed at helping alleviate the industry’s workforce shortage.

The 50-question Construction Career Aptitude Test will let students identify their strengths and weaknesses so they can make an informed decision on their career path through the industry.

The foundation hopes this free aptitude test will offer valuable information that will inspire students to enter a field they are passionate about in the equipment industry.

Some of the topics include measurement, mechanical reasoning, general mathematics, and basic electrical knowledge.

Executive Vice President of The AED Foundation, Jason Blake, said, "The Construction Career Aptitude Test offers organizations the first look at students' understanding of the industry. 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."

The test will be easily accessible online to students through their organization's login. Results will be readily available to the organization for review. Students and instructors can determine the student's overall test score and scores for each subject category.

That data can help instructors determine what topics may prove challenging for each student, taking some of the typical guesswork out of the equation when students begin a program.

The AED Foundation will continue to develop resources that are beneficial for individuals and the industry as a whole. AEDF is excited to help the next generation of workers meet their career goals while combatting the industry workforce shortage.