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How do your skills and education stack-up against what employers are looking for?
Our Skills Check-Up will allow you to answer the same questions that employers and educational organizations have answered so that you can see what jobs you may qualify for now and where you have gaps between your knowledge and skills and what is needed for the careers on this website.

Complete the form below by marking yes or no to each skill, and clicking on the Check My Skills button at the bottom of the page.  There are a total of 54 skills.  The results will show you how stack up against each career on this website.

SECTION A. FOUNDATION SKILLS - COMPUTATION
1. Easily translates a word problem in to a computational one. Adds and subtracts whole numbers, including negative numbers. Changes numbers from one form to another using whole numbers, fractions, decimals or percentages. Converts simple calculations with money, volume, length, and weight. YES     NO     
2. Adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides all units of measurement. Combines ratio, rate, and percentage. Draws and interprets bar graphs. Performs mathematical calculations using decimals and fractions. YES     NO     
3. Calculates area, perimeter, volume of various shapes (rectangle, triangle, circle). Solves calculations with two unknowns. Plans jobs using complex measurement (simple fractions of a millimeter) and coordinate geometry. (Basic geometry) YES     NO     
4. Utilizes applications that require: right triangle trigonometry, solving systems of equations in 3 variables, solving quadratic equations; simplifying radicals, simplifying rational expressions; utilizing positive exponents. YES     NO     
5. Solves problems of velocity, acceleration and variable change using calculus (derivatives and/or integration involving 2 variables) in the workplace; topics may include optimization, linear approximation, velocity. Collects data for statistical analysis. YES     NO     
6. Applies statistical analysis of data, topics to include any of the following: analysis of variance, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, sample size, estimating population mean and variance, statistical process control. Solves electrical power and associated problems. YES     NO     
7. Works with advanced calculus and statistics. Uses mathematics to solve engineering problems. YES     NO     
SECTION B. FOUNDATION SKILLS - COMMUNICATION
8. Follows directions correctly. Communicates effectively with customers and fellow employees. YES     NO     
9. Listens well and applies what is learned. Reads and applies safety warnings. Reads and applies simpler equipment instructions. Writes sentences with minor grammar and punctuation errors. YES     NO     
10. Writes complex sentences with correct grammar and punctuation. Follows written reporting procedures correctly with minimum errors of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Can present simple ideas and issues to an audience in an understandable manner. YES     NO     
11. Writes simple unformatted reports with good grammar and punctuation. Reads and uses manuals to solve problems. Prepares simple letters, summaries, and originates reports for internal-to-the-company consumption. Translates situations into verbal and written descriptions to clarify problems. Speaks well before an audience. YES     NO     
12. Prepares letters, summaries and reports for external-to-company consumption. Articulates problems and participates in team discussions. Participates in panel discussions and debates. YES     NO     
13. Reads and applies information from professional and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Writes commentaries, analysis and critiques. Speaks extemporaneously when called on to describe a complex situation. YES     NO     
14. Utilizes data and research to synthesize and extrapolate information to forecast needs or problems and project implications. YES     NO     
SECTION C. FOUNDATION SKILLS - SCIENCE
15. Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. YES     NO     
16. Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. YES     NO     
17. Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. YES     NO     
SECTION D. WORKPLACE SKILLS
18. Creativity, innovation, adaptation: contributes new ideas and adapts to changes in the workplace. YES     NO     
19. Diversity awareness and application: communicates and works well with customers and coworkers of different ages, genders, races, socioeconomics, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. YES     NO     
20. Personal financial literacy: manages personal finances, budgeting, and savings. YES     NO     
21. Professional ethics: Abides by workplace policies and laws, and demonstrates personal integrity. YES     NO     
22. Personal hygiene and safety: Follows safety guidelines and manages personal health. YES     NO     
SECTION E. TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
23. Computer hardware basics: can set up and connect computer and printer and troubleshoots minor problems as needed. YES     NO     
24. Data and file management: maintains organized business files and follows management systems and appropriate security practices. YES     NO     
25. Internet use and safety: uses the Internet appropriately for work-related projects. YES     NO     
26. Software applications: learns computer applications as needed to do job. YES     NO     
27. Telecommunications: uses communications devices efficiently. YES     NO     
SECTION F. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
28. Personal appearance: appears neat and clean and presents well as a job applicant or employee or candidate seeking promotion. YES     NO     
29. Time and resource management. punctual, timely with work deadlines, manages time and other resources well. YES     NO     
30. Lifelong learning: demonstrates desire for continuous learning and interest in new procedures and technology and in improving skills. YES     NO     
31. Team player: demonstrates commitment to the success of the team, assists others, requests help when needed, and resolves conflicts effectively. YES     NO     
32. Positive work ethic: arrives ready to work, is supportive of accomplishing tasks at hand, completes work assignments in effective and efficient way, is willing to take on additional tasks. YES     NO     
33. Reasoning, problem solving: identifies, breaks down, prioritizes and resolves problems that arise in completing assigned tasks. YES     NO     
34. Locating information: knows how to research, locate, and ethically apply reliable information to solve problems. YES     NO     
35. Systems thinking: understands his or her role in fulfilling the mission of this workplace. YES     NO     
36. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. YES     NO     
SECTION G. TECHNICAL SKILLS
37. Electrical/Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. YES     NO     
38. Engineering - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. YES     NO     
39. Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. YES     NO     
40. Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. YES     NO     
41. Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. YES     NO     
42. Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. YES     NO     
43. Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems. YES     NO     
44. Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. YES     NO     
45. Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. YES     NO     
46. Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes. YES     NO     
47. Quality Assurance - (e.g., SPC, ISO, supplier certification) YES     NO     
48. Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. YES     NO     
49. Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. YES     NO     
50. Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. YES     NO     
51. Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. YES     NO     
52. Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. YES     NO     
53. Technology Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. YES     NO     
54. Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. YES     NO     
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