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 young people 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 students “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, student-friendly content
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Research-based career recommendation engine
  • Alignment with CTE clusters
  • Integrated government data feeds

BECAUSE CAREER EDUCATION IS FOR EVERYONE

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

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Our First Pilot Is Coming Up!

The Hats & Ladders app is currently in its prototyping phase, with our first pilot of the middle school alpha version of the app planned for Spring 2017. If you are a school administrator, counselor, or teacher interested in this or future pilots, please give us your contact information, and we will be in touch.

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Feb
School Counselor Week: What Self Assessments Do You Use with Students? #NSCW17

Greetings, career educators and school counselors! Since it’s National School Counselor Week, we decided to share some of the history we’ve uncovered around career self-assessments, particularly because we know how meaningful these types of assessments can be in helping students start to figure out which careers might be a good fit for them. Self assessments […]

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Dec
Our new look for 2017!

As you may have noticed, Hats & Ladders has a new website! Since winning the Reach Higher Challenge, we’ve been hard at work building out the “alpha” pilot version of our platform for middle schoolers. Our new web site complements the Hats & Ladders app design and will scale well as we welcome new users […]

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We <3 School Counselors

Greetings from the New York State School Counselor Association’s 2016 conference in beautiful Tarrytown, New York! We don’t know how much credit to give to our bright yellow aprons, but it seemed like half of the school counselors in New York came to our little table to check us out. Hats & Ladders met with […]

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