Career & Employment Information
MHS provides various career exploration opportunities for students. Freshmen students are introduced to Xello in order to assess their interests and then be matched with career options. School counselors then meet with students to discuss their career matches and create a four-year plan based on their future interests. Sophomore and Junior students are visited in classes by the couseling team to further discuss interests, abilities, and experiences connecting to potential careers. Students are asked to create an action plan detailing their steps after high school graduation in order to achieve future goals. Both short-term and long-term goals are created and discussed. If students are unsure of their future plans, they have the opportunity to meet individually with their counselor or be a part of a small group in order to explore and connect to additional career and college resources.
These sites have been used as a tool for career exploration with information about occupations, educational requirements, and future professional growth.
MHS students have accounts to access personal portfolios including career interests, detailed career information, and programs offered at colleges across the nation. From a student's PowerSchool (web version) account select application (top right corner) which allows direct sign-in to Xello.
Mapping Your Future
Free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.
Information about career technical (vocational) training, and employability skills along with career opportunities.
Illinois Career Resource Network & Illinois Dept of Employment Security
Information on available occupations, wages, education, training requirements, and employment outlook.
Dept of Labor
Profiles covering hundreds of occupations describing what they do, work environment, how to apply, pay, and employment projections.
Road Trip Nation
Provides creative content, products, and experiences to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers.
Trade School Information
What is a Career Cluster?
Career Clusters can provide students with information they need to know when deciding on a career. Each “cluster” includes a set of careers that share common knowledge (things you need to know) and skill (things you need to be able to do). Career “pathways” provide students with direction by connecting career plans to the educational programs of MHS. Education plans can be focused toward a particular career cluster in order to obtain the knowledge, competencies, and training toward a particular pathway.
Career Pathways as defined by MHS
Agriculture Career Cluster
Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
Arts, AudioVideo Technology, & Communications Career Cluster
Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
Education & Training Career Cluster
Finance Career Cluster
Government & Public Administration Career Cluster
Health Career Cluster
Hospitality & Tourism Career Cl uster
Human Services Career Cluster
Information Technology Career Cluster
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Manufacturing Career Cluster
Marketing Career Cluster
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Career Cluster
Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster