MCC Announces New Online Career Coach Portal
Published on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Montgomery Community College is pleased to unveil its new Career Coach portal, an online resource for residents in Montgomery County to explore areas of study and discover in-demand careers based on their areas of interest and personal traits. Students can visit https://montgomery.emsicc.com to get started.
The portal facilitates a career assessment where students can learn about their strengths and receive career suggestions based on their interests. Students can also browse and search for careers including relevant data on wages, employment and required training and education. Students can then view all of the available MCC programs leading to the career path of interest.
“Whether a person is just starting to think about careers, is currently in a program of study or about to graduate from college, Career Coach has something for everybody,” explains Allie Morgan, MCC’s Student Success and Retention Specialist. “Our Career Coach portal brings together the right data points to get people on a path to a successful career.”
Visitors to the portal begin by creating a profile, after which they complete either a quick or detailed personal assessment. Once the system knows more about the user, it will make career path recommendations and display data on wages, job availability and actual job postings within 25 miles of the MCC campus. If the user wants more information about MCC’s educational paths to support different careers, that information is also available. Users even have the ability to build, save and further edit a resume within the Career Coach tool.
“We created this tool to help students find the intersection between MCC’s programs and great careers. When students have a career vision, they’re more likely to succeed,” said Morgan. “We are here to help students identify their strengths and discover the MCC programs that will prepare them for success.”
The Career Coach portal is one of many services available through MCC’s new Counseling Center. Students have access to a bounty of resources such as help with special accommodations, course placement assistance, navigating the process of new student account set-up, tutoring services, study skills, career exploration, transfer success, time management skills, mental health, accessing legal services and more.