Jobs & Training

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Creative Economy Career Access Program (CECAP)


Program Mission

Establish a creative economy career access on-the-job training program offering underserved District of Columbia residents an opportunity to receive the training, experience, and job placement support required to establish sustainable careers in the creative economy.


Program Participants & Partners

District resident aspiring media professionals

Media Industry & Creative Economy and Creative Technology Employers



The District government sees CECAP as a win-win opportunity for the government and the prospective employer partner. The program offers the government an opportunity to offer underserved District residents access to career opportunities in the creative economy, and offers the employer an opportunity to exercise corporate citizenship and have the salary of an entry-level trainee fully subsidized.


Program Design

CECAP is a paid 12-month workforce training program divided into two modules, (1) a training module and (2) an on-the-job training placement module. The training module is a 3-week introduction to media production curriculum provided by DCTV. During the on-the-job training module the CECAP trainees are placed with a participating local creative economy employer for up to 26 2-week pay periods. The CECAP trainee compensation is set at the District of Columbia living minimum wage, currently $14.56/hr.


Program Candidate Pool

CECAP seeks to recruit a diverse cross-section of District residents interested in pursuing careers in the creative economy. The goal of the trainee selection process is to identify motivated and qualified District Resident candidates from underserved communities, including, but not limited to: returning citizens, military veterans, the disabled, and the long term unemployed.




Interested in being a CECAP Trainee?


The selection process for the next CECAP class is expected sometime during the summer of 2019. If you are interested in being considered for the next CECAP class please fill out the CECAP Inquiry Form. When the selection process for the next CECAP class begins you will be contacted by the program’s administrators.


Interested being a CECAP employer-mentor?

If you are a local creative economy employer that can provide between 30 and 40 hours a week of on-the-job work for a qualified and motivated DC resident trainee, and would like to learn more about becoming an CECAP employer-mentor, please contact Herbert Niles at [email protected].


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