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Addressing The Skills Gap

Be Pro Be Proud is proud of the partners, volunteers, and future skilled trade workers who are making an impact on the skills gap.

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November 9, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud launches in New Mexico

The Be Pro Be Proud initiative launched in New Mexico, making it the sixth state in the National Network.

October 12, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud launches in Tennessee

Be Pro Be Proud launched in Tennessee in mid-October 2023. Community and business leaders gathered together at Volunteer State Community College to officially kick off the program. STEM supervisor for Sumner County Schools was quoted in an article on WKRN saying, “With Be Pro Be Proud Tennessee, we aim to change the perception of these valuable career opportunities and give our students a chance to explore diverse professions, such as electricians, welders, commercial truck drivers, linemen, heavy equipment operators, CNC machinists, forestry workers, and more.”

June 27, 2023

2023 National Conference

From June 27-29, the Be Pro Be Proud National Network gathered in Greenville, South Carolina for a National Conference focused on an internal deep-dive into the weeds of Be Pro Be Proud endeavors across the country. From our first licensee, Georgia, to our newest National Network Members, New Mexico and Texas, this year’s National Conference was a forum for gathering information, identifying problems, and finding solutions. With 35 attendees and ten sessions ranging from Communications to National Partnerships, the Mobile Workshop Experience to Grant Pursuits, the conference looked at each and every aspect of Be Pro Be Proud with the goal of perfecting our process, increasing our reach, and creating even greater tangible results as we enter the 2023-2024 school year. Be Pro Be Proud, Inc. also presented the first draft of our National Strategic Plan and will be presenting that document to the National Board of Directors in September of 2023.

June 24, 2022

BE PRO BE PROUD NATIONAL CONFERENCE MEETS IN BENTONVILLE

The Be Pro Be Proud National Conference convened key workforce leaders from Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee among other states, to join industry leaders and legislators to address the growing need of skilled talent in each state’s workforce. The Be Pro Be Proud National Conference featured panel discussions and breakout sessions facilitating collaboration amongst attendees to address the perceptions of technical professions and the skills gap impacting key industries in each state.

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