MECA System

(Microcomputer Evaluation of Careers and Academics)

Career Exploration & Assessment

What is this program?

The MECA System is a comprehensive career system that includes interest assessment, career exploration, job-related academic assessment, and career planning. This research-based approach for career exploration and assessment helps users to create appropriate post-secondary goals and a path to achieve those goals. The MECA System includes four components that are independent yet related.

Components of the MECA System:

  • Interest Indicator – Identify potential careers that align with interests using an assessment (Interest Indicator) of likes and dislikes of general everyday activities (particularly useful for individuals with little to no work experience!). View list of available MECA career areas

  • Work Samples – Try out careers by doing hands-on activities (Work Samples) related to career areas. Simulates actual on the job experiences, but in a low-risk and low-stress environment. See a Work Sample in action. NOTE: Work Samples are sold separately and offered for select career areas only.
  • Learning Assessment Programs – Assess academic math, reading and science skills needed to succeed in a career area.

  • Career Planner – Learn occupational information about specific career paths and plan a career path considering factors such as job requirements, working conditions, average wages/salary and more.

How does it work?

Step 1: The user takes the Interest Indicator assessment.

Step 2: Conover Online automatically assigns recommended career areas to the user based off their assessed interests. Users then complete the following components for each recommended career area:

  • Work Samples*
  • Learning Assessment Programs
  • Career Planner

*Work Samples are sold separately and offered for select career areas only

Step 3: As the user makes progress and completes their components, Conover Online provides reports from the components the user completes to provide insights about career possibilities for the user and to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively to ultimately help your user get on a path to career success.

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