Career Coaching

Thompson M-TEC’s nationally certified Global Career Development Facilitators are available to help you find your best career path, build your resume, assist with interviewing skills and other job search needs. Our five-step coaching process will provide you with a personalized assessment and plan to help you make the right decisions for you when considering your own career path. Through open dialogue and discussion, guidance, and a plan of action, we will help you discover the next steps for your career and the best way for you to reach your goals.

“The career coaching service M-TEC provides for our Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholars is an integral part of our program,” Stacy Timmerman, director of scholarships for The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, said. “M-TEC empowers students to understand their unique strengths, define their goals, and create successful experiences.” 

Career Coaching starts at $150 for two hours and includes assessment fees and goes up to $450 for 7 hours of coaching - based on need. 

Career Coaching Steps

  • Step 1: Assessing Yourself 
    Students will use ACT’s Talent assessment to measure work-related attitudes and behaviors. Students will also utilize ACT’s Fit assessment to measure interests and values and match them to aligned occupations. 
  • Step 2: Understanding Yourself 
    Students will gain an understanding of themselves through an individual meeting with their career coach to go over, in-depth, their assessment results. 
  • Step 3: Exploring Careers 
    Students will choose at least three jobs to explore. Students will be guided through exploring their chosen careers. They will gain insight on daily activities, skills and education needed anticipated growth, wage rate, and many more useful decision-making tools. 
  • Step 4: Deciding on a Career 
    After the students explore careers, they will go through their results with a career coach as they begin deciding which career would be best for them based on their assessment results and career exploration. Students will also look at possible education and career options.  
  • Step 5: Planning Your Future 
    After a career path has been decided; students will lay out their plan for obtaining their chosen career path.  

To learn more about our Career Coaching, call (616) 738-8935 or send us an email!