In order to complete various assessments, RAL routinely relies on application of several vocational tools, described below.
ValParPro3000 (COMPASS) is a computerized assessment administered to test aptitudes through utilizing several subtests, as well as specialized Work Samples, in order to measure a person’s knowledge and skills (three GED factors and eleven aptitude factors). It is criterion-referenced, so the results can be compared directly to jobs in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) database.
QuickNOCPro Vocational Software is used in Employability/Earning Capacity Assessments, TSA, LMI, and Loss of Valuable Services assessments. QuickNOCPro software can also be used as an interactive counselling tool, where vocational work, including interest exploration, can be completed by a client and reviewed by a counsellor in a different location. This includes capacity to complete and score the CWPI and Holland Codes interest inventories online.
Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) is a battery of tests designed to assess the achievement levels (Grades) of adults who have varying amounts of formal schooling. There are 4 levels of the CAAT (A – D); the level administered is dependent upon the evaluee’s level of formal education. Level D is also for students entering college or university.
Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI) is a tool to measure five career interests, normed on over 2,000 Anglophones and Francophones from across Canada.
Holland Codes or the Holland Occupational Themes (RIASEC) is an interest exploration tool utilizing theory of careers and vocational choices (based upon personality types) that was initially developed by American psychologist John L. Holland.
Note: RAL also provides fee-for-service training for vocational counsellors to use the QuickNOCPro Vocational Software in their daily practices.