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We know work-based learning is powerful for student career readiness. These experiences can truly change a student's trajectory.

CareerCraft brings together diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to provide a unique solution for work-based learning and college, career, and military preparation in schools. Our company is built on the foundation of deep experience regarding work-based learning program development, business partnerships and industry engagement, college and career readiness, state accountability, and school district data reporting. This experience, coupled with high-quality software development, drives our commitment to equip schools with world-class college and career opportunities, tools, and resources.

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Leadership Team

  • Profile Picture of Lauren Dwiggins

    Lauren Dwiggins

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Lauren previously worked at the Texas Education Agency on a variety of initiatives, including the development and management of statewide program evaluations; curriculum policy; college, career, and military preparation initiatives; the expansion of advanced academic opportunities to rural school districts; and a statewide project to help school districts identify next steps for low-performing campuses. Prior to her time at TEA, she worked as an Educational Consultant for Vanderbilt University, where she helped teachers and administrators understand data and identify targeted supports for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Policy degree in Education Policy from Vanderbilt University.

  • Profile Picture of Shane Thomas

    Shane Thomas

    Co-founder & Chief Program Officer

    Shane previously worked as the Work-Based Learning Program Specialist at the Texas Education Agency, where he utilized key elements and best practices of career awareness, exploration, and preparation to create a statewide work-based learning framework. Prior to joining TEA, Shane served as Career Education and Workforce Partnerships Coordinator with Dallas Independent School District, where he aligned Career and Technical Education programs to support local labor market needs. Prior to his time in Texas, Shane led international career skills competitions as DECA’s Director of Competitive Events. Shane began his career as a Marketing Teacher and Cooperative Education Coordinator with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Shane has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Education from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts degree in Business and Marketing Education from Ball State University.