Career Training Potentials

Verbal

This achievement score represents the level of language education acquired in a formal educational setting. The Verbal items were selected to test the range of verbal ability an individual possesses. By measuring the ability to read and comprehend words, this area predicts ability to do school work.

Numerical

This score, like the Verbal, is correlated with the amount of formal education acquired and measures an individual’s ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Most people have lower Numerical scores than Verbal scores.

Abstractions

This Career Training Potential measures how people perform problem solving. Some people do well at abstract problem solving. Other people are usually better at concrete problem solving.

Spatial - Form

This scale measures an individual’s potential for visualizing and thinking in three dimensions, for formulating a finished product from seeing the visual plans and the potential to sense forms and positions of things in space.

Michelangelo claimed that he could actually ‘see’ the form of his sculpture in the raw marble. His job was simply to release the figure.

Mechanical / Electrical

This scale measures an individual’s potential for constructing, operating and repairing machinery and understanding physical forces. This score also includes the influence of prior knowledge, understanding of and/or academic exposure to physics, electricity or electronics.

A high Mechanical/Electrical score may go along with the liking of Career Interest Activities in The Sciences, Engineering & Related or Mechanical & Electrical Work.

Organizing Skill

This scale measures the potential of an individual for organizing information, including the ability to perform sequential reasoning using letters, abbreviations, words and numbers.

A high score may go along with the liking of Career Interest Activities occupations in the Office & Administrative Support area. However, some people have a high Organizing Skill aptitude, but receives little or no satisfaction from clerical duties and do not desire to engage in these activities.