BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Promise Apprenticeship Program kicked off at the Negro Southern League Museum this week. Twenty Birmingham City Schools seniors and recent graduates interested in healthcare and digital technology interviewed with several companies.
Then, Mayor Randall Woodfin and company representatives announced “Matches” as part of a signing day. Woodfin says this program will help all students find opportunities after school.
Mayor Woodfin told CBS 42, “This apprenticeship model makes sure that every young person, junior and senior in high school, has the opportunity to be gainfully employed, to learn a skill and, if they choose not to go to college or not go into the military, they can go straight into the workforce.”
This program is part of the larger Birmingham Promise Initiative, which offers different opportunities for students to develop skills and prepare for jobs.
Students will work with companies for seven weeks.
WATCH : Birmingham Mayor Woodfin holds a press conference on this “Birmingham Promise”