Vocational Assessment

Brief Vocational Assessment

If you have had recent cognitive and/or academic testing, and/or simply want to change to a career that has similar training and performance requirements to your current vocation, you may opt for the brief vocational assessment. This would be most appropriate for high school students who have progressed through school and not had any learning, academic, social/emotional, behavioural, or attention difficulties. You may be interested in better defining what your interests are, and what your personality “type” is, as it relates to career choices.

  • 1 hour interview
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Report (includes basic learning and employment history; assessment results; vocational and/or retraining recommendations)
  • Feedback meeting (1 hour)

Standard Psychovocational Assessment

Under the following circumstances a standard psychovocational assessment is recommended:

  1. if you have had difficulties with learning in the past;
  2. if you are embarking on a challenging program of formal, longer term training (e.g., 2 years or more) and are unsure of your aptitude/ability to succeed in such training;
  3. if you are considering retraining in an area different from one in which you have experienced recent employment success;
  4. if you have not undertaken formal training (academic) for a considerable length of time, and are considering doing so;
  5. if you are considering on-line learning, and are unsure of your aptitude and/or ability to experience success with on-line programs;
  6. if you require an estimate of your present level of academic achievement to help to determine if upgrades are required in certain academic areas;
  7. if you are unsure as to your strengths and weaknesses regarding learning modalities (e.g., visual, auditory, kinesthetic).
  • 1-2 hour interview
  • Cognitive
  • Academic
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Report (includes brief background information; basic learning and employment history; assessment results; vocational and/or retraining recommendations)
  • Feedback Meeting (1 hour)

Optional additions at extra cost:

  • Emotional/Social component
  • Psychological testing
  • Behavioural/Attention
  • Completion of Student Aid BC, Permanent Disability Programs Application (for Learning Disability; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Psychological Disability)