Finding a Career using MCIS
Montana Career Information System is a valuable tool to assess interests and match with careers.
What do you want to do after high school? How many times do students get asked that throughout their high school years? Likely so many times they eventually tune it out. What if they are not sure and need guidance choosing a career? Montana Career Information System (MCIS) is a valuable tool to assess interests and match with career options.
Students can create their own career portfolio and log on at any time to create a resume, upload awards and certificates, check out scholarships and colleges in Montana that line up with their career choices, as well as a host of other activities.
A function of the MCIS website is the Reality Check tool. Plug in the job and it calculates the salary for Montana and then select living choices and see if they can afford to live like they want to with that particular career. Often, students may not have a real grasp on how much money they really need to live the way they choose. This doesn’t mean they need to give up on pursuing their dream job. Maybe they will have to have a roommate or get a second job. With Reality Check, they will get a clear picture of actual costs and income. Check out this video.
MCIS is set up and maintained by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry and can be found at https://portal.mtcis.intocareers.org/
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