How It Works

A NEW KIND OF CAREER TOOL

Because students’ exploration of themselves and their careers is ongoing and evolving, Hats & Ladders lets them create a personal profile and portfolio that evolves along with them.

OPEN YOUR HATBOX

As students unlock Hats (potential careers), they learn basic information about those careers. If they are interested, they can “try on” a career by completing hands-on activities and unlock additional information about salary, local and national job prospects, and pathways to the career.

ENGAGE YOUR CORE

Students explore their core traits and interests by swiping through a deck of profile “cards” at their own pace. They swipe right on images and phrases that describe them, and left on those that don’t. After ten swipes, they unlock a hatbox of career possibilities.

CLIMB LADDERS

Ladders are real-world activities that are associated with specific Hats and career clusters. They encourage students to experiment and reflect on the kinds of challenges that inspire them to work hard and take pride in their accomplishments. Students can share Ladders with their peers and unlock steps to take in school that will help them reach for their favorite Hats.