Supported by Corporations, Local Government, and Education

Hats & Ladders works with existing local government, education, and industry sponsors to increase access to project-based and work-based opportunities (Ladders) in the community and online.

Youth Tech For Powering Up Youth Career Exploration & Growth

Hats & Ladders is a youth tech app that matches young people (ages 14-25) to these opportunities through self-guided career exploration and helps develop necessary Career Ready power skills.

Data Driven to Deliver Results

Hats & Ladders tracks usage and performance data so users can hone their skills, and Ladder partners can improve their offerings to expand community engagement and future outcomes for all.

Connect Your Programs To Hats & Ladders

Calling CBOs, colleges, digital content providers, youth employment agencies, apprentice programs, +

Does your organization offer formal education programs, informal education opportunities, workplace experiences, community programs, part-time or summer jobs, or career training for youth ages 14 to 24? If so, connect with us to find out how you can integrate your programs into Hats & Ladders.

H&L Can Support Your Community or Industry

Calling state & local governments, industries, companies, and non-profits

Hats & Ladders can help empower your community, organzation, or industry by keeping youth engaged, providing them new opportunities, and exposing them to potential careers. Connect with us to find out how Hats & Ladders can benefit your community, organization, or industry.

Winner of the Reach Higher Career App Challenge!

Hats & Ladders is honored to have won the grand prize in the U.S. Department of Education’s Reach Higher Career App Challenge—a 2016 White House initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama to empower youth to take control of their futures and complete their education beyond high school. The career app challenge called on educators and app developers to propose mobile-based solutions to help youth “navigate education and career pathways, and increase the capacity of career counselors to assist students.” Read our full Reach Higher Story here.

Our winning solution featured:

  • Visual, youth-centric content
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Research-based career recommendation engine
  • Alignment with CTE clusters
  • Integrated government data feeds
  • Direct connection to formal & informal career training
  • Connections to real world workplace experiences for youth

CAREER EDUCATION DESIGNED TO MEET
YOUTH 14-25 WHERE THEY ARE!

How do you follow a path if you don’t know where you want to go?

Undecided Futures
Colleges & Universities
Potential Occupations
Average Jobs Held from Ages 18 to 48

REACH OUT TO HATS & LADDERS

We are looking for early adopters, program champions, & Ladder Partners!

If you are a local or state government official, school or college administrator, counselor, industry representative, non-profit, or teacher/facilitator interested in Hats & Ladders, please give us your contact information, and we will be in touch.

We are also seeking Ladders Partners interested in providing real world experiences, workplace experiences,  informal and formal career training, and 2-year and 4-year degrees.

Use this form for press-related inquiries as well

 

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