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Access our career readiness curriculum and implementation services and track usage and performance within your classroom.

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Reimagine Career Education

Empowering individuals through career-building experiences, skills development and increased self awareness.

Hats & Ladders uses proven game mechanics, up-to-date occupational data, and personalized instruction to motivate the next generation of career thinkers and doers. Our mission is to empower teens and young adults with career-building experiences, skills, and opportunities so they can take small steps now that lead to big leaps later.

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Complete fun, visual self- assessments. Your profile evolves along with your interests and experiences.

Explore Careers That Fit

Explore hundreds of in-demand careers, or “Hats”, select your favorites and unlock new career pathways.

Find & Climb Ladders

Engage with “Ladders”, or real-world, hands-on activities that build workplace experience and career skills.

Track Progress

Measure and share progress toward career milestones and use data to accelerate organizational impact.

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Is your mission to help youth build career confidence and career readiness? If you’re a youth development organization or school or college and want to innovate your career education programming, reach out to see how Hats & Ladders can help!

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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

Recent Blog Posts

Ask Questions: 5 Honest Career Tips for 2019

Tip #2 in our Career Tips for 2019 is *drum roll*… Ask Questions! We heard it as children, and we’ll hear it until the day we retire: “If you never ask, the answer will always be no.” If you found someone on LinkedIn that’s doing something you want to do, ASK!  If there’s something you […]

Posted in: Advice,
Tags: Career Development, Career Education, Get Climbing, Hats & Ladders, Youth Development,
4 Study Habits Every Student Should Know

Now that September is officially over, it’s time to start putting your knowledge to the test! While we’re positive that all of you high schoolers and college goers are studying hard and focusing in class, we want to throw in a little bit of Hats & Ladders help. Here are 4 super important study habits […]

Posted in: Advice,
Tags: Career Development, Career Education, Get Climbing, Hats & Ladders, Youth Development,
Career Profiles

If you are reading this blog post, you likely were referred here by one of our Hats & Ladders Instagram or Twitter posts highlighting “hot” or in-demand careers. We call these posts “Career Profiles.” Our job at Hats & Ladders is to guide individuals on their career journeys, and this Career Profile series was designed […]

Posted in: Advice,
Tags: Career Development, Career Education, Get Climbing, Hats & Ladders, Youth Development,


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