How it works
We evaluate schools for education value.
We identify, assess, and partner with schools that help people reach their goals in a financially responsible way.*
We offer loans for valuable education.
We then provide accessible, affordable payment options to attend these schools.*
We align goals for better results.
Our vision is to improve the alignment of school motivations with student goals to ensure that our students see a tangible, life-changing impact from their education.*
What we're doing is working
1 Based on nearly 5,000 survey responses. The data points include Climb’s all-time survey respondents, with duplicate responders removed, that both: 1) reported to have graduated from their program and 2) reported both pre-program and post-program income data.
2 Based on roughly 600 survey responses of students. The data points include Climb’s all-time survey respondents, with duplicate responders removed, that both: 1) reported to have graduated from their program, 2) reported being unemployed prior to their Climb-financed program and 3) reported both pre-program and post-program income data.
3 Based on nearly 5,000 survey responses. The data points include Climb’s all-time survey respondents, with duplicate responders removed, that both: 1) reported to have graduated from their program and 2) reported both pre-program and post-program income data. Climb’s placement rate when including part-time positions (in addition to full-time) equates to 86%. When including freelance / self-employed positions, in addition to both of the previous employment categories, that rate increases further to 93%.
4 Above outcomes data refers only to programs that have based our career advancement ROI calculation.
Put our learners first
- Climb has a lot of stakeholders, but the learners are the most diverse and underrepresented voice relative to others. Therefore, this value is important so that we can hold ourselves and other stakeholders accountable to the impact on the learner first and foremost.
- Learners represent the notion of continuous learning which Climb believes is the future of our education system.
- Our business doesn’t exist without our learners, our goals are often going to orient toward growth and volume, but all of these numbers have an actual person on the other end making a massive life decision with enormous consequences. We can’t forget that.
Build a better system
- This is what it is all about — changing the status quo for the better.
- The incentives of the current system are inherently unaligned, we will be a part of the move to realign the incentives of the education system to drive the interest of our learners.
- It will be hard to change the system, it always is, but we will succeed if we are passionate about the change we advocate for and the learners and partners we support.
- We are also always seeking to improve our system at Climb - what we do and the way we do business to make Climb a better company.
Own the solution
- Being solution-oriented enables us to focus on what we’re doing next, not what happened in the past.
- We own the agreements we make — whether they are small or large - we can be counted on to do what we say, when we say it.\
- It’s never not our problem. We take ownership of our challenges because we know we control our own destiny.
- There is no problem that doesn’t have a solution, it just takes creativity and perseverance.
Iterate and experiment
- The problems we’re solving are big and audacious; therefore, the solutions aren’t always obvious. We operate around this through experimentation to find the right way forward.
- No experiment is a failure if it generates insights. Mistakes and incorrect conclusions aren’t problems, they are answers to questions we’ve asked.
- We are thoughtfully decisive in our actions once we have the information we need.
- We take calculated risks and do not shy away from the big hairy audacious goal — we optimize for upside impact more than downside mitigation or effort minimization.
- Teamwork is the key to success — we’re in it together and will only succeed if we do it together.
- Our business is inherently cross-functional, nothing can be done in a silo, therefore we actively collaborate and build trust.
- We put honesty, transparency of information, and integrity above all else.
- Employees that optimize their time for their team and Climb’s growth beyond their individual accomplishments, regardless of his or her job title or function, are rewarded. This is how we work together.
Meet the team
Learn more about the dedicated people working hard to increase access to high-value career training!
Join the team
Are you looking for a job that can help you make a difference in people’s lives, with offices full of coworkers who are passionate about what they do? Well, Climb is hiring! Check out our open job postings below and apply to join our driven and supportive team:
Including competitive salary, equity and bonus, and an annual education stipend
Coverage for medical, dental, and vision costs, life insurance, and more
Unlimited vacation days, remote work options, "Summer Friday" afternoons off, and paid parental leave
In-person and virtual team events, DoorDash Wednesdays, and DEI task force