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Nearly 100 Birmingham Promise students matched with 60 local employers

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Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and Birmingham City School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring on Wednesday hosted the Birmingham Promise apprenticeship match and signing day at the Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium.

Nearly 100 Birmingham City School students were matched with approximately 60 local employers as part of the next phase of the Birmingham Promise apprenticeship program.

“We, the adults in the room, we believe in you. Your city believes in you. Your school system believes in you,” Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said in his address to apprenticeship students. “It is necessary for us to make a down payment into your future right now.”

Students were selected from nearly 300 applicants from across the school district and will be placed in semester-long apprenticeships starting in late January. During their apprenticeships, students will earn a living wage, high school academic credit, and have access to workplace and community mentors.

Students will start their apprenticeships on Jan. 21. The students will work 15 hours per week during school hours for 16 weeks.

Each student will earn $15 per hour and school credit. The employer pays $7.50 per hour and the Birmingham Promise pays $7.50 per hour.

This is the second phase of the initiative, which started in the summer with a 7-week apprenticeship program for 23 students and 22 employers. The City of Birmingham’s Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity (IEO) and Division of Youth Services (DYS) have worked in close partnership with the school district to adapt this model for the academic year.

Here are the final matches:

  • Aaliyah Wrenn-Sherrod, Woodlawn High School – Regions
  • Ahronimus Johnson, G.W. Carver High School –Shipt
  • Aislynn Thomas, Huffman High School – O’Neal Industries
  • Alejhundra Owens, G.W. Carver High School – Bama Health Foods
  • Aliciah Rashid, Huffman High School – Alabama Media Group
  • Amani Rice, G.W. Carver High School – StateServeHospice Link
  • Amarion Williams, A.H. Parker High School – Ascension Health
  • An’Darius Tartt, Wenonah High School – AT&T
  • Asia Glenn, Ramsay High School – Birmingham Zoo
  • Avant Claiborne – Jones Valley Teaching Farm
  • Ayiana Summers, G.W. Carver High School – Birmingham Business Journal
  • Blessyng Lewis – Jones Valley Teaching Farm
  • Calvin Hall, Wenonah High School, Regions
  • Cameron Calvin, Huffman High School – Altec
  • Ceci Jimenez, Huffman High School – PackHealth
  • Crystal Brown, G.W. Carver High School – HEAL Inc.
  • Darreyon Johnson, Huffman High School – Starnes, Davis, Florie
  • De’Anfernee Parker, Woodlawn High School – Protective Life
  • De’Quan Williams, Huffman High School – Goodwyn Mills Caywood
  • Deana Williams, Huffman High School – Birmingham Barons
  • Delani Rembert, G.W. Carver High School – Fleetio
  • Derrinique Price, Ramsay High School – AT&T
  • Destiny Grant, Woodlawn High School – UAB
  • Destiny Long, Woodlawn High School – UAB
  • Destiny Nelson-MIles – Jones Teaching Farm
  • Dyshania Taylor, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School – TMB Tax & Financial Services
  • Ean Mackie, G.W. Carver High School – Encompass Health
  • Edward Franklin, A.H. Parker High School – GBA Supply
  • Erin Harris, Huffman High School – Dante Jelks Funeral Home
  • Iyanla Chaney, A.H. Parker High School – Spire
  • Jacorrian Wrenn, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School, Regions
  • Jada Woods, Huffman High School – Jefferson Matthews Wealth Solution
  • Jade Cohen, Ramsay High School – Corporate Realty
  • Jalivia Winters, Huffman High School – BBVA Compass
  • Jamari Todd, A.H. Parker High School – Altec
  • James Williams, A.H. Parker High School – UAB
  • James Hood, Woodlawn High School – Alabama Power Company
  • Jamia Ellison, Ramsay High School – Shipt
  • JaTearanya Thompson, A.H. Parker High School – Spire
  • Jay’Lyn Shepherd, A.H. Parker High School – Alphagraphics
  • Jayla Lowery, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School – High Five Dental
  • Jeremy Smaw, A.H. Parker High School – INFLCR
  • Jermeria Jordon, A.H. Parker High School – Sloss Real Estate
  • Jirah McCall, Ramsay High School – O’Neal Industries
  • John Collins, Ramsay High School, Autotec
  • Johnane Robinson, Huffman High School – Morris Avenue Eyecare
  • Jordan King, G.W. Carver High School – Valent Group
  • Jordon Washington, Huffman High School – Harvest Market
  • Joseph Battle, Huffman High School – Goodwyn Mills Caywood
  • Josiah Tellis – Jones Valley Teaching Farm
  • Justin Williams, A.H. Parker High School – Fleetio
  • Jy’Mya Acoff, G.W. Carver High School – Bridgeworth Financial
  • Kamil Goodman, A.H. Parker High School – Alabama Power Company
  • Kateria Blevins – Jones Valley Teaching Farm
  • Kayla Seals, Ramsay High School – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kelvin Ray, Huffman High School – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kiara Williams, A.H. Parker High School – BBVA Compass
  • Kiara Hicks, A.H. Parker High School – Naughty but Nice
  • Kristian Williams, Ramsay High School – Medical Properties Trust
  • Leighanna Wydermyer, A.H. Parker High School – Therapy Brands
  • Lowntanetta Scurry-Smith, Wenonah High School – Harvest Market
  • Ma’Kale Abdullah, Huffman High School – O’Neal Industries
  • Malchezadok Cooper, A.H. Parker High School – Stewart Perry
  • Maria Murphy, A.H. Parker High School – Kinetic Communications
  • Mariyah MOses, Woodlawn High School – High Five Dental
  • Micah Phillips, Wenonah High School – Regions
  • Michael Pittman Jr., Woodlawn High School – Hare Wynn
  • Michael Herring, A.H. Parker High School – Fledging
  • Mya Brown, Woodlawn High School – BCS Communications
  • Na’phateria Bryant, Woodlawn High School – UAB
  • Reginald Carter, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School – Knight Eady
  • Nickiya White, Huffman High School – IMC Financial
  • Reginique Eaton, G.W. Carter High School – Arc Realty
  • Shaniyah Jackson, A.H. Parker High School – Alexander Shunnarah
  • Shelby Harmon, Ramsay High School – HOAR Construction
  • Shonderricka Hemphill, Woodlawn High School – O3 Solutions
  • Ta’Quan Patterson, G.W. Carver High School – Arc Realty
  • Terilyn Taylor, Woodlawn High School – Encompass Health
  • Tiunna Irby, Huffman High School – Burr &Forman
  • Toneya Lawson, G.W. Carver High School – Alabama Power Company
  • Tony Lott, Huffman High School – EBSCO
  • Tre’Von Finley, Huffman High School – Brasfield & Gorie
  • Tyrah Cooper, Huffman High School – Therpay Brands
  • Vardaijah Meeks, G.W. Carver High School – Birmingham Legion Football Club
  • Walter McCoy, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School – Naughty but Nice
  • Zahria Brewer, Huffman High School – Alabama Power Company
  • Zaria Robinson, A.H. Parker High School – UAB

AL.com contributed to this report.