By Fonda Bock
USAREC Public Affairs
June 7, 2017
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- A number of changes to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program and Careers in the Military websites designed to better help recruiters pair students with Army careers are scheduled to roll out just in time for the new school year.
Starting July 1, ASVABprogram.com will host students’ test scores. Currently, students receive a paper copy of their ASVAB summary results. That’s caused problems for recruiters, according to Shannon Salyer, national program manager for the ASVAB CEP.
“Students lose their (ASVAB scores) resulting in the recruiter having to spend time searching to find out whether the students' test scores are usable,” Salyer said.
Beginning next school year, when students receives their scores, they can log into asvabprogram.com with the access code supplied on the sheet and then register an email address and password of their choice. Once this process is complete, the students no longer have to keep track of the paper scores and can easily share their scores with recruiters.
The revamped ASVAB CEP site will also take students directly to careersinthemilitary.com, where students will have secure access to their Army line scores or other service line scores as applicable. Students will be able to see and research military jobs for which they could possibly be qualified.
“The new Careers in the Military (website), powered by ASVAB CEP, will give students the power to identify potential jobs they like before speaking to a recruiter and explore services that satisfy their unique needs (concerning the) the Delayed Entry Program, signing bonus (and more),” Salyer said.
Anyone can access Careersinthemilitary.com. Students who do not participate in ASVAB CEP can identify military job opportunities across services, leverage the guided exploration tool, get a clear and comprehensive understanding about all careers in the military, and know where to go if they decide to enlist.
Students who do participate in ASVAB CEP will also have access to their Armed Forces Qualification Test and composite scores, career exploration scores tied to skill importance ratings, and interest codes to quickly identify occupations in which they’re interested.
Other changes include:
All users who create an account will have access to the customizable portfolio shared by asvabprogram.com and careersinthemilitary.com.
- Information on 266 occupations across all services. Currently, information is only available on 140 occupations. The listings include links to equivalent civilian jobs and information related to the various service-specific military occupational specialties with links to different military sites.
- A “find your interest” inventory based on John Holland's widely accepted RIASEC® theory of career choice. The RIASEC theory is based on the six personality types under which most people in fall: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional. ASVAB CEP participants will be able to explore careers related to their unique skill-interest profile based on their verbal, math, science and technical scores.
- The new occupational listings include information about the importance of verbal, math, science and technical skills, as well as interest codes for each job allowing users to sort jobs based on their interests. Users will see related careers based on the correlation of an occupation's skill-interest profile.
- Career progression information.
- Career clusters as a way for students to find careers that align with their academic track.
- The ability to create an account to access exclusive features, allowing all users to find jobs related to skills, interests and work environments based on their preferences.
- Skill importance ratings related to ASVAB Career Exploration scores.
- “Find this job” tab with military MOSs.
- All new job descriptions and tasks that accurately reflect the current landscape of military careers.