It’s a process many of us know well — you decide you want to advance your education, or get a certification that boosts your career, so you look into potential schools and programs. But no matter if you’re looking for a coding bootcamp, cosmetology school, or education Master’s program, you find that Google turns up several options that you’ll then have to sift through and compare. Even if you spend hours reading reviews and comparing schools, how are you supposed to know which program will really give you the benefits they claim?
Introducing Climb’s verification badges
At Climb, we’ve spent over 5 years evaluating career training programs, and we strive to partner only with programs that benefit students and help them reach their goals in a financially responsible way. When students find schools on our website, they can see which schools have passed our evaluations. And now, they can also easily see which programs have received Climb verification from the school website!
Once we evaluate and partner with a school, they’ll have the option to add the qualifying badge to their site, so prospective students will know they’ve met our criteria. We’re so excited to introduce this new feature, and we’ll be rolling it out over the next few months.
How do schools earn the badges?
Schools earn the badge by becoming Climb Partners and passing our ROI verifications. The three categories of badge are:
Student Success Badge
This school has provided us with student-level success data which showcased their ability to effectively train, graduate, and place students into the career path.
Career Advancer Badge
This school has provided partial student-level and/or industry-level data that we are confident in, and has demonstrated an ability to effectively train, graduate, and place students into the career path.
Financially Responsible Career Exploration Badge
This school has demonstrated an ability to help people explore careers and has not exceeded a reasonable tuition level to do so.
All schools must also pass an affordability check and must offer options including affordable monthly payments for their students to attend.
We believe in our partner schools, and we want students to be able to find high-value programs that will give them a positive return on their investment. That’s why we work to partner only with the best programs and to increase access to these programs.
If you’d like more information about our new badge feature and how it can help both schools and students during the school search, feel free to reach out! You can chat live with a team member at climbcredit.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 888-510-0533. We’re available 9am-9pm EST.