ASVAB Helps Students Find the Right Career or Military Path

Maya Brunell | Opinions Editor

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, was held on April 26, 2017, in the Livermore High School library. This standard military entrance exam was open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

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This test, which is also offered in the fall and spring, is geared toward the students who wish to serve in the armed forces. The exam also helps students to find the right career path.

Jessica McIntyre (grade 9) took the ASVAB because she is planning to apply for the military scholarship and pursue a nursing career in the Navy. Said McIntyre, “It helped me see how much I knew and how much I didn’t know about all the mechanical stuff.”

Sheena Alcazarin (grade 12) wanted to explore her career choices by taking the ASVAB. She commented that the exam helped her understand her options.

This was the first time the test had been administered online instead of on paper. But LHS was not the only school that gave out the test. In some schools, entire classes took the ASVAB as a  career exploration tool.

The ASVAB is like the PSAT for students going into the military. “It gives them an opportunity to be better prepared for the ‘real’ test,” said Caryl Shill from the Career Center.

McIntyre commented that “most kids should take the ASVAB because the military is a good choice with many opportunities.”

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