New online tool aids career and education decisions

Mesa Community College releases a customized version of Emsi Career Coach, a web-based tool which uses comprehensive labor market data to help students match their interests to specific occupations and identifies available academic programs to achieve their career goals.

In addition to compiling rich, Valley-specific workforce data such as occupational growth and wage information, Career Coach presented by MCC includes an assessment based on personality and strengths to help users explore careers.

“It is important to align careers with education and training to help people make informed decisions when planning their future,” said Michael Voss, MCC dean of Career and Technical Education. “It is our hope that anyone who is considering a career change or needs help identifying a career will use our tool.”

Transitioning military service members can use their military occupation code to match their current job with civilian occupations.

There is no cost or login necessary to access the current Arizona labor market and wage data or the online assessment to explore careers based on personality and strengths provided in the Career Coach tool.

Emsi Career Coach, customized for MCC, is accessible at