Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)

The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) is a fee-based subscription available in more than 80 percent of Minnesota schools. The system is Internet-based and offers a wealth of career, educational and labor market information in one comprehensive, easy-to-use tool. MCIS included interest and skill assessments, information on colleges, program requirements for various occupations, ACT practice tests and more. Using MCIS, students have the option of building a portfolio so they can plan and track progress toward their educational goals.

MCIS is used by schools, colleges, libraries, Workforce Centers and many community-based organizations. There are a variey of subscription fee levels, based on the number of users at each site. The system is updated annually to ensure that the information is current and reliable. An annual subscription includes:

•  Unlimited access to the Website
•  Free training via hands-on workshops held around the state
•  Free technical support
•  Listserv membership

Additional 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.

MnCareers is Minnesota's only comprehensive printed guide for career and education exploration. Inside, career explorers will find an interest assessment, details on over 200 occupations, resources for career services and more. MnCareers is a product of iSEEK Solutions, of which MCIS is a partner.

Contact Deb Parkos with questions about any MCIS product or subscription service, technical support or to schedule user training.