The Digital Creative Mission:
To partner with employers in transforming lives by bridging the gap between what schools teach and what only experience can bring.
Digital Creative sources growth-minded talent who are eager to learn and match them up with companies seeking new digital marketing or data analyst team members. We then train, mentor and coach apprentices over a 12 month period to boost skills and ensure long-term alignment with their company.
The current system for transitioning from school to work is broken. But the problem (and solution) is bigger than a frustrating job hunt. There’s a bigger story – an entire movement – behind Digital Creative. Recent support by the Texas Workforce Commission and our recognition as a registered apprenticeship by the U.S. Department of Labor are helping build that momentum.
We’re bridging the digital talent gap in Texas.
Meet the Team Behind DCI
Also part of the Digital Creative team are our instructors, mentors and coaches. They guide our apprentices throughout the 12 month apprenticeship. Read about them here!
Digital Creative was founded in 2015 and is based out of Geekdom in San Antonio. Our second location opened in 2017 at WeWork in Austin. Read more about these awesome co-working spaces below!
The Apprenticeship Movement
What if we could sustainably integrate work and learning?
Say hello to the Apprenticeship Movement. We’re bucking the old, broken system for transitioning from college to career. And we’re embracing a modern apprenticeship model where continuous learning is combined with real-world experience. It’s a mindset fueled by growth.
We know we’re going to mess up (a lot), but we refuse to give up. Although can’t pursue every possibility, we’re choosing to take action. We ‘pick ourselves’ and create art that matters.
We actively seek mentors and coaches to accelerate our learning and aren’t afraid to ask questions and challenge the norm. Instead of working from a place of scarcity, we work generously. Our aim is to produce art of exceptional value for others.
The apprentice pledge
We take pride in our craftsmanship – so much so, we’ve created an Apprentice Pledge. The possibility paradox isn’t the last chapter. We’re writing our own ending to the story and taking action.
1 – Persist with Stubborn Self-Determination Instead of depending on others, I will take responsibility for my future, think for myself, and find my own answer.
2 – Take Action I will act. I will take initiative, learn from failure, and do my best to produce results today.
3 – Seek Out the Master Instead of going it alone, I will surround myself with coaches and mentors.
4 – Give More Than I Get I will take pride in the work I do and generously bring exceptional value for others.
5 – Work with Passion I will love what I do and pour my creativity and energy into it.
Keep reading in our Apprenticeship Manifesto.
Arranging life and work around learning.
San Antonio, TX
DCI headquarters are housed in Geekdom, a collaborative coworking space in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Apprenticeship sessions are held at Geekdom and all apprentices become members. Membership perks include conference rooms, office space, events, workshops and, most importantly, huge networking opportunities with other professionals. At Geekdom you’re surrounded by a passionate and diverse group of entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, makers, and other creative minds, all eager to share ideas and learn new skills.
DCI Austin is housed at the University Park location of WeWork, a collaborative coworking space with locations all over the United States. With views like nowhere else in the city, this vibrant Austin office space has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the city’s Central Business District and the rolling hills of Hill Country. The office space is home to a diverse community ranging from newly minted startups to some of the biggest names in the tech sector. Apprentices will have access to community events and a massive network of professionals.
Think apprenticeship might be right for you or your business? Join the apprenticeship movement today!