Following Best Practices – more IT training institutes adopt personality tests to ensure better success rates 

The industrial education ecosystem is striving to ensure a better success rate for enrolled students. Some institutions show quick dropouts during the initial period through rigors to finally achieve a better overall result. Whereas generally, institutions are adopting another strategy relying on personality assessment tests and other prerequisites to determine the best fit of individual assets to the type of training to achieve the highest results.  

Xtreme commerce has recently announced the admission of students based on a couple of tests and personality analyses. Similarly, the Qasim Ali Shah foundation started career counseling sessions including personality analysis in the past week.   

This practice although nonexistent in Pakistan was being undertaken by Dankash – a leading IT training institute that was the first one to introduce a complete personality analysis and career counseling model for IT training back in 2020. The idea was the brainchild of Kashif Shah (Dankash founder) to help IT students and professionals first find the best fit, instead of predefined indigenous solutions for the students and institutions. The output has raised the level of motivation and achievement of optimal results by choosing the fields that are best suited to their personalities, and passions within available resources. They developed a systematic process involving success advisors (psychologists and technical advisors) that includes identifying the personality type, strengths, weaknesses, passion, skill set, and existing resources of a given individual and helping them map out a complete blueprint for achieving their life goals accordingly. Dankash has by now collected thousands of students’ data and aims to convert it into an automated process through an AI-based app in the future. The whole mechanism is built based on 40+ years of cumulative research and experience of Dankash founders working in the IT industry for 2 decades and active participants in the socio-economic structure. Naming it the 21-Day Success Formula, Kash believes that this training can change lives and help the masses achieve their dreams in a systematic and productive manner. 

A personality test basically helps an individual figure out his personality type and then the advisors can suggest to him training or skill best suited for his personality type based on past data. There are 4 basic personality types Director, Thinker, Socializer, and Supporter which are further classified into 16 particular types in the Myers-Brigg Model. 

The 16 types are referred to as sociotypes which are; ESTJ, ENTJ, ESFJ, ENFJ, ISTJ, ISFJ, INTJ, INFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ENTP, ENFP, ISTP. Using psychological functions like intuition, judgment, thinking, extraversion, introversion, etc. this model helps understand business compatibility, information sharing, personality compatibility, and career orientation of the said individuals.

An individual can take better-informed decisions and make wiser career choices once he knows his personality type and best suitable career for him. This is a good first step in the Pakistan IT training industry that will help people break out of herd mentality and figure out what works best for them.  

Not just personality analysis but rather introducing SWOT analysis and other evaluative tests can definitely improve the success ratio and we can hope to see our youth outperforming on the global scale given the right guidance and counseling and a precise blueprint to achieve their dreams. 

The education institutions only give merit to past performance in exams as basic criteria for induction of fresh students instead of following Dankash design for finding the best fit for education in a field best suited to their personality. The education system can learn a lot from this process and implement a major reform by introducing it in their curriculum to ensure students choose the right careers and progress in their desired fields.