The DC Career Academy Network (DC CAN) is a locally funded program established in fiscal year 2013 to promote the District's mission to strengthen the pipeline to college and careers as envisioned in the District's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Strategic Plan.

DC CAN is comprised of career academies within five career sectors: engineering, finance, health sciences, hospitality & tourism, and information technology that are supported by educators, business partners, city administrators and NAF. The DC CAN mission is to reshape Washington, DC's workforce by effectively preparing District students for college and careers through the use of the NAF educational design (for mor information about NAF visit


Corporate Engagement

DC CAN continuously seeks to recruit industry professionals to join our industry advisory boards. Your company's involvement within our network will result in a partnership that:

        • Fulfills your corporate social responsibility
        • Creates meaningful interactions between students and industry professionals
        • Ensures District students graduate high school and are college and career-ready

Volunteer Opportunities

The DC CAN welcomes your support. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

         Panel Discussions
         Job Shadow

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