We’ve just added another FREE resource at Master Samurai Tech - available to anyone! You don’t have to be enrolled as a student to use this online assessment tool.
The results can help to identify work readiness for a new hire, and training needs for new or existing techs.
Techs with Experience
Our experience at the MST Academy is that the material taught in the Core course is a huge boost for most techs - even those with many years of experience - because the vast majority never got adequate training in Basic Electricity, circuits, and reading schematics. Even a thorough understanding of electric motors is often missing.
However, some experienced techs aren’t sure if the Core course is right for them.
The questions on the Tech Check are drawn from the material taught in the Core course at the Academy, so the results can give you a good indication of how useful that course would be in filling in any knowledge or skill gaps.
Since we don’t teach “fluff” in the Academy, any result less than 90% indicates that there is room for filling in some knowledge and skill gaps!
For new or prospective hires, with little to no appliance repair experience, you can see what, if any, foundational knowledge they bring to the table which will help shape your expectations of their training needs and how long it might take to get them up to speed.
The Tech Check has questions in the following categories:
- Aptitude (math questions based on the types of calculations needed for the course)
- Basic Electricity
- Basic Electronics
- Basic Gas
- Appliance Parts
- Appliance Motors
The results are reported (via email) as a percentage of correct answers in each category.
See the Samurai Tech Check page for even more info and to take the test yourself! If you aren’t yet an Academy student, all you need is a free student account, which you can get at the Enroll page here at the site.