With eye on future, Yokota students take ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinees from Yokota High School enter the testing venue at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021. 120 students from 10th to 12th grade took the exam as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), a resource that helps teens determine their skills and interests and find careers that align with them. This is the largest administration of the ASVAB test ever given in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photos by Yasuo Osakabe)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinees from Yokota High School enter the testing venue at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021. 120 students from 10th to 12th grade took the exam as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), a resource that helps teens determine their skills and interests and find careers that align with them. This is the largest administration of the ASVAB test ever given in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photos by Yasuo Osakabe)

With eye on future, Yokota students take ASVAB

by Michelle Block and Colleen McDougall
Yokota High School

Yokota High School students took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on Nov. 3. One hundred twenty students from 10th to 12th grade took the exam as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), a resource that helps teens determine their skills and interests and find careers that align with them.

Senior Isaac Campbell, (and president of the Yokota Keystone Club, a service organization), said “Overall, taking this test was pretty painless. It’s a great opportunity to have this aptitude test, even though I don’t plan on joining the military. It’s a great asset for getting into positions in the future. I would recommend to other students that they take the test.”

Senior Kaleb Birch (YHS Wrestling Team member and future 4th gen. military) said; “The ability to take the ASVAB at YHS allows students of all grades a good path towards the future and a stepping-stone towards their next chapter of life. Personally, as a future Air Force enlistee, this gives me the opportunity to embark on my post-high school career.”

Senior Elena Haas said: “Even though I don’t foresee myself in the military, I found the test to be valuable to see my abilities in certain fields. I took the test to see my level of knowledge and strengths. Other students should take this test if they have the chance.”

This was the largest administration of the ASVAB test ever given in the Pacific, according to MEPCOM.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program complements DODEA’s focus on College and Career Readiness. It is not only practical, but inspirational; both affirming and uncovering student talents, so that they may find fulfilling professions. The ASVAB CEP has been a great tool for our students, providing them the opportunity to find careers paths that align with their skills and interests, and the post-secondary training or education that they may need,” said Yokota High School Information Specialist Colleen McDougall. “We were thrilled that more than 60% of our 10th-12th graders decided to take the test to help them as they plan for their futures.”


An Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinee concentrates before starting the test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021. 120 students from 10th to 12th grade took the exam as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), a resource that helps teens determine their skills and interests and find careers that align with them. This is the largest administration of the ASVAB test ever given in the Pacific.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinees from Yokota High School fill out the information on a mark sheet before starting the test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021. 120 students from 10th to 12th grade took the exam as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), a resource that helps teens determine their skills and interests and find careers that align with them. This is the largest administration of the ASVAB test ever given in the Pacific.


Sophomore Christian Caraballo fills out the information on a mark sheet before starting the ASVAB test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinees from Yokota High School take the test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinees from Yokota High School are ready to take the test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021. 120 students from 10th to 12th grade took the exam as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), a resource that helps teens determine their skills and interests and find careers that align with them. This is the largest administration of the ASVAB test ever given in the Pacific.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) examinees from Yokota High School take the test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2021.

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