What are the benefits that are provided by the VOCATIONAL INTELLIGENCE instrument applied in groups in schools and universities that offer the service of counseling to their students?
It provides profound but understandable information for school counselors (sometimes they are neither psychologists or pedagogues), who will be able to easily understand the indicators and make their plannings and interventions with much more effectiveness. They will also be able to immediately identify those students with academic or behavioral risk to timely support them in a preventive or remedial way.
The increasing changes and challenges in the current national and international psychosocial, educational and labor context impel the educational institutions of the 21st century to transcend to new educational paradigms that include self-directed learning, education by international competences, integral development, continuous improvement in educational quality, education for work, and talent development, where vocational guidance and psycho-pedagogical accompaniment require pertinent, congruent, complete, deep, reliable, accessible and practical materials and evaluation profiles as the fundamental basis for Interventions for this change.
Both in the counseling action and the academic accompaniment, having complete, timely, and understandable information about each student’s profile is essential, that is, having a situational framework that allows education professionals (teachers, school counselors, psychologists, and principals) orient, support, and strengthen their intervention, planning and decision making.
Therefore, both counseling and availability of the students’ psychometric file, have been established nowadays as essential requirements for the institutions’ certification. It is in this situation where it is strategic to have an evaluation instrument such as Vocational Intelligence, which provides teachers, school counselors, and principals a greater direction and effectiveness to their valuable job, by providing a comprehensive, reliable, and understandable graphic profile that allows them to know those students who require special support in the development of their competences, the control of their behavior or emotional situation; it as well allows to implement accurate, timely and supported preventive and remedial actions that really favor in depth the academic achievement, metacognition and the integral development of the students. In other way, we will continue to be exposed to only belatedly react when situations hard to correct show up, such as academic backwardness and school dropout.
Vocational Intelligence is a Multidimensional Psychometric Test (henceforth MPT) that evaluates 180 intelligence, personality and competences factors (some experts catalog it as the most complete and appropriate counseling instrument in the world). It has the added value of having being designed, validated, and standardized specially for our American and Latin American context with excellent reliability rates. In the year 2007, the company Grupo de Investigación Orienta, developed it specially for the psycho-pedagogical and counseling accompaniment. It is founded in the neurosciences and in more than 30 years of research and technological development; its systematized evaluation process integrates complex computational algorithms and a flexible configuration in its graphs, in such a way that its results can only consider the information each institution determines convenient for their school counselors and students to know, thus pleasing any criterion or policy in this regard.
This tool’s results are graphically shown in an individual or group way, which allows different analytical possibilities (specific, relational, comparative, among others). To date, the MPT has been applied in tens of thousand of candidates and it is used by high-level institutions such as the Secretariat of Public Education (Mexico), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), among other important institutions.
It should be noted that institutions that have implemented their counseling interventions according to the results and findings of the Multidimensional Psychometric Test or MPT, have proven significant improvements in their students’ knowledge such as knowing to be (attitudes and values), knowing to know (concepts and theories), knowing to do (procedural and technical skills), as well as in the macro figures of academic success and terminal efficiency.
By incorporating this world class technology within your educational processes, your institution and the valuable education professionals who comprise it, will position at the forefront in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the TAC's (Learning and Knowledge Technologies); this also implies the commitment of the entire educational community to take full advantage of this technology. School counselors and teachers have a commendable social-formative mission that entails the moral, professional and social commitment to forge better human beings capable of facing and solving the great challenges of the 21st century.
Once each student’s results are available, it is suggested to make a careful observation of the general findings and the graphic profiles to reach an agreement and establish the needs, objectives and lines of action:
School counselors require the most advanced instruments to help students face the psycho-social and academic-laboral challenges of the actual world, within a difficult context that imbues them negative behaviors, deteriorating the fulfillment of the institutional goals, and of the individual and collective well-being.
The MPT provides school counselors a comprehensive strategic information platform that allows them to strengthen their scope in their planning and in the individual and group intervention, to better face such challenges and favor the fulfillment of the School Counseling Program.
This innovative program will comprehensively solve your needs in the counseling and psychological management, as well as in your students’ vocational orientation; it will also favor statistical indicators such as academic achievement, academic success, and terminal efficiency.
We invite all education institutions, public or private, from secondary to higher levels to contact us so that we can give you more details. We can provide you our services in any part of Mexico and some regions in Latin America and the US at a very accessible cost.