Minnesota Career Information System

At Cotter Schools, all students will have a personalized learning plan that reflects their academic interests, needs, and opportunities for growth. The creation of these personalized learning plans will incorporate the Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS). According to the MCIS website:

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 520 occupations
  • Develop a personal portfolio and personal learning plan
  • Research colleges, universities, and career schools
  • Find scholarships and financial aid
  • Improve job search skills and create a resume

MCIS offers several subscription fee levels, based on the number of potential 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 accurate. 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

To learn more, please visit the MCIS website, ask a Counselor, or speak to your student about his/her account.