Briana Durham comes to AJAC with in-depth teaching experience in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. She started her journey as a site manager and manufacturing instructor on a federal grant teaching incarcerated juveniles aerospace manufacturing skills before they were released. During her time teaching, Briana discovered her passion for technical training and making curriculum fun, engaging, and relevant. Over the years, Briana has been certified to train DACUM and LEAN to help identify new occupations and apprenticeship opportunities
She also worked as an On-the-job training specialist, helping employers cultivate training program that aligned with apprenticeship training goals. Briana has extensive experience managing crews and coordinating multi-million dollar projects for Vulcan. Bri’s professional and research interests include workforce development, K12 education policy, labor economics, and regional economic development. Bri was promoted to Director of Youth Apprenticeship in 2017. Currently, in youth apprenticeship there are 36 employers that have hired 75 youth apprentices across the state in 8 different school districts.