Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) is an Internet-based system that combines a wealth of career, educational and labor market information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use exploration tool. With MCIS, students and clients can:
• Learn about over 500 occupations
• Develop a personal portfolio
• Research colleges, universities and career schools
• Find scholarships and financial aid
• Improve job search skills and create a resume
MCIS offers various subscription fee levels, based on the number of users at each site. MCIS is used by schools, colleges, libraries, Workforce Centers and many community-based organizations. MCIS is updated annually to ensure that the information is current and reliable. An annual MCIS subscription includes:
• Unlimited access to the Website
• Free training via hands-on workshops held around the state
• Free technical support
• Listserv membership
Other Career Development Resources
MCIS Jr. is an Internet-based system that supports reading, writing, decision-making and critical thinking skills while developing self-awareness, career exploration, research and planning skills. It is written at a fifth-grade level, making it appropriate for special populations as well as students in middle schools or junior highs.
Career Trek is a career awareness program designed to teach children in elementary grades about the world of work. Career Trek expands awareness of different careers and the importance of skills like reading and mathematics. Career Trek prepares students for effective participation in their middle and high school career development activities.