The PMA Educational Foundation's assessment evaluates job applicants new to the metalworking industry


Jan 19, 2010

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Educational Foundation unveils an assessment designed to evaluate employment applicants with no experience in metalworking. Modular in design, the 60-item, multiple-choice Occupational Aptitude and Knowledge Assessment covers mechanical and spatial aptitudes, mathematical reasoning and measurement, communications and information, and industry understanding and behaviors.

The assessment is a predictor of an applicant’s potential to learn the job and his or her ability to function in today’s precision manufacturing environment. Instructions, scoring templates, cut score recommendations and diagnostics are provided. Packaged in groups of 20 (versions A and B), the Occupational Aptitude and Knowledge Assessment is in English — a Spanish language package will be available at a later date.

The PMA Educational Foundation also offers the Metalworking Skills Assessment for job applicants with limited or prior experience in metalworking.