Middle and early high school students enjoy MECA because it provides a hands-on experience without leaving the classroom. MECA has everything you need for your students to identify interests, practice applied academics, explore career activities and put together an achievable career plan. Our video below sums it up.
Students log into MECA and answer simple questions about likes and dislikes of everyday activities. Results of an interest test are automatically scored and possible career areas are assigned and delivered.
Each career area is broken down into audio/video format that students follow in order to get their hands dirty. Each career area allows exposure to entry, mid and advanced-level job activities.
Each job-specific assessment demonstrates how math, communication, and problem solving skills relate to the actual demands of the workplace. These help answer the question, “When am I going to learn this?”
Career planning is exciting to your students because it revolves around their interests. Students learn about a career area and conclude with a questionnaire that begins the “reality check” needed for creating a career pathway.
Interest Indicator - The launching point of MECA. It identifies possible career areas from 16 career clusters based on your student’s likes and dislikes of general, everyday activities.
Work Samples - Hands-on simulations of actual workplace activities. They are a more affordable way for students to get their hands dirty and try out a job in a non-threatening environment.
Learning Assessment Programs - You may know this as “applied academics.” LAPs make the connection between the classroom and the real world by assessing the skills necessary for success in that particular career area.
Career Planners - Career Information system provide occupation information in an age-appropriate way so your students can begin to think about their career pathway.
Watch our video to find out how Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas has been using MECA for over 15 years!
No installs. No plug-ins. No wonkey software. Just a cloud-based solution that you and your students can access anywhere, anytime and from any device with an internet connection.
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