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Dec 7, 2022

Big rig turns into trade skills simulator for Burke County students

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) Students looking to plan their future got a hands on experience with technical professions.We're the largest agricultural county this side of the Mississippi, so I feel like there's a great need for a large animal vet d...

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Oct 18, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia visits Twiggs County High School

“Be Pro Be Proud Georgia” made a stop at Twiggs County High School Tuesday to share the importance of skills-based professions. Students were able to try different job simulators that exposed them to skills-based jobs like welding and trucking...

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Aug 15, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia kicks off fall tour in Cherokee

The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop, a 40-foot rig that showcases numerous technical professions through gamified simulators, is kicking off its fall tour in Cherokee County this week.Be Pro Be Proud’s interactive website and mobile workshop help co...

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Aug 10, 2022

How To Bring Skills Training To Your Doorstep (Literally!) With Misti Martin of Be Pro Be Proud Georgia

Closing the skills gap and getting students excited about being part of the trades as a career takes more than just providing them with information. It takes having students exposed to the trades through advanced technology, virtual reality simulators, an...

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Jul 28, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Promotes the Importance of Skilled Trades

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia, an initiative that promotes 15 of Georgia’s most in-demand skilled professions through a hands-on mobile workshop and interactive website, visited 43 cities across Georgia during the 2021-22 school year.The initiative’...

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Jul 5, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud announces new partners

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia, a Cherokee Office of Economic Development initiative promoting in-demand skilled trades, had four new partners join in 2022, the economic development office announced. The new partners are American Home Shield, Georgia Northw...

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Jul 5, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Movement Translates to High-Growth Careers

Sometimes, dreams look like hard work.  In Fall 2020, Creekview sophomore Will Nichelson stepped onboard Be Pro Be Proud Georgia – a comprehensive initiative that connects students to post-secondary training and careers through an interact...

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May 19, 2022

Joint Workforce Development Event Hosted at Lumpkin County High School

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Development Authority of Lumpkin County and Lumpkin County High School hosted a job fair and the Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop at Lumpkin County High School on May 16 and 17, 2022.During the event, students visited booths...

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May 13, 2022

Skilled Professions Signing Day Elevates High-Demand, High-Growth Careers

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia – a comprehensive initiative that connects students to post-secondary training and careers within the skilled professions through a comprehensive website and mobile workshop – teamed up with the Cherokee Office of Econo...

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