Build a Valid, Well-Structured Program
Identify the Actual Skills Needed
The program must be based on skills that are are practical and actually needed by the facility. A valid Job Task Analysis should be performed to provide a reliable foundation for the program.
Objectively Assess Individual Skills
Using a third-party proctor is key to ensuring objectivity. Written and hands-on skills assessments should be based on the tasks as identified in the job task analysis. Test proctors should be experienced and fully trained on the process of administering objective hands-on assessments.
Balance Cognitive and Psychomotor Skills
Where appropriate, our skills assessments incorporate the use of industrial training simulators that can test actual hands-on skills within scenarios that are applicable to the job.
Be Transparent and Provide Clear Documentation
MST assesses both cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. We use real world tools and simulators whenever possible to most accurately test the applicable skills.
Offer Opportunities for Growth
For the program to be meaningful and provide real incentive, upskilling opportunities should be readily available. Periodic onsite skills training should be provided in order to give technicians the practice and coaching they need to develop real skills.