WOZ. INTRODUCTORY JOB ORIENTATION. COMPUTER PROGRAM

Software:
Premiere Multimedia
Authors:
Team of the Psychological Tests Laboratory (2004)
Age:
Children, adolescents, secondary education students and older.
Procedure:
A computer program, duration about 40 min.
Test users:
Psychologists, pedagogues, career counselors (psychology or teaching diploma required or a statement of work as a career counselor).

WOZ is a computer program to help job counselors at school. Also useful for entrepreneurship trainers and career advisors.
WOZ assesses quickly and versatilely the job preferences of the student taking into account the interests, social competencies and  temperamental traits.

DESCRIPTION: Divided into three parts.
In the first part the student solves tasks requiring several mental capacities (verbal, numerical, spatial-technical, involving attention) used in jobs of various sorts. After solving the tasks, the student states which ones have given him the most satisfaction. Subsequently, the program gives feedback about the student’s preferences and job examples where those preferences are most looked for. The second part consists of questions about preferred social interactions. The answers can define the scope and character of social activities needed (caring, management-organizational, persuasive, didactical) with job examples. The third part informs about physical conditions and temperamental traits to be considered when choosing a career. In the end, the student, if it’s her/his wish, can see correct answers from the first part. Information about interests, preferences and appropriate jobs can be printed out. User-friendly, the program with a clear and intuitive interface enables the student to work without help.
The printout with results can be used in career counseling when planning the level and direction of further education or other possible diagnosing strategies. Examination results and additional demographic data can be stored as a database and used by counselors to prepare reports and perform analyses when needed. The WOZ is an original program, designed specifically for School Career Centers. WOZ is very easy in use, requires no special preparation from either the counselor or the student. Its attractive form (variety of tasks, frequent feedback) and short performance time as well, keep from being bored in an effective way.

APPLICATIONS: The WOZ program can be used by school career counselors, entrepreneurship teachers at school, employees of psychological/pedagogical or job career centers as well as Vocational Information Centers.  

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

  • PC 133 MHz, 64 MB RAM, about 30 MB free hard disc space
  • color graphics SVGA (High Color, small fonts)
  • sound card
  • CD-ROM drive
  • WINDOWS 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
Please note: All of our tests are published in Polish. There are not available other language versions of our tools.

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