The "Kit" abilities are the same as the BO trained "skills" -- e.g. photonic grenade, medical tricorder. This is why people have suggested that "Creativity" should increase the BOs trained skills... why not right?
But more important --- Why would BOs come with traits that do nothing at all? If this is the case, the BO trait system is seriously broken. Most of my awarded blue BOs have either Creativity or Leadership, and whats worse, several of them have Superior Creativity.