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High school students enroll in post-graduation jobs, apprenticeships

More than 60 high school students arrived at Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy Wednesday night and they all left with post-graduation employment plans.

The second annual West Alabama Regional Signing Day, hosted by West Alabama Works, greeted students as they formally signed up for jobs or career technical apprenticeships after graduation. high school diploma.

Employers like Mercedes-Benz US International, BFGoodrich, DCH Health System, Carroll’s Creek Fire Protection District and many more offered career opportunities.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the success of our students,” said Donny Jones, who is executive director of West Alabama Works and chief operating officer of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce.

The Signing Day event started in 2019, but was canceled in 2020 and 2021.

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