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July 07, 2021 Wednesday 01:44:31 PM IST

Aptitude Test to Find Skill Gaps

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Providing aptitude tests to young students can help overcome gender stereotypes related to careers and also help explore fields not traditionally considered in the past. A study done by Patrick Rottinghaus, University of Missouri College of Education, done among 7000 high school students across 14 states in the USA helped identify the strengths as well as skill gaps of students. Skill gaps are defined as a disconnect between the skills employers look for when recruiting potential employees and the number of job-seekers with those skills. The aptitude assessments helped identify female students with the talent for careers in construction, technical health care, manufacturing and computer technology, areas they may not have previously considered based solely on their interests. The assessments also helped identify males with the talent to pursue jobs in patient-centred health care. Providing aptitude tests to young students and having a trained counsellor review the results with them can help in overcoming gender stereotypes.

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