A Prosperous Region and State Depend on You.

Right now, Georgia’s workforce is facing a challenge. Many of the current skilled professionals are at or near retirement age. But our state’s workforce isn’t prepared to fill the positions our retiring workers are creating. Now is the time to act. This initiative, launched by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, will change how metro Atlantans and Georgians think about the skilled professions. Together, we can inspire today’s youth and lead them, and our state, down the path to prosperity.

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia is PROUD to be headquartered in Cherokee County.

The Skills Gap in Georgia

Georgia Skilled Trade Gap is Widening

How Can You Get Involved?

Unleashing our state’s true potential is a team effort. As a business leader, mentor or educator, you can help us change social perception by being an ambassador for the movement. By working together, we can bring a new generation of pride, progress & professionals to metro Atlanta’s skilled workforce.

  • Sign up for the Workforce Workshop to be hosted at your organization or school
  • Become a spokesperson on the potential of skilled professions
  • Request an information packet about the movement

Want to get involved?

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The Workforce Workshop

The best opportunity to reach those who will make up the skilled workforce of the future is to bring the opportunity to them. Our mobile unit, the Workforce Workshop, provides hands-on experience with skilled professions while showing the jobs in depth to a live audience.

The Workforce Workshop tour will feature a customized, interactive trailer loaded with information, skills challenges and more as it makes its way across metro Atlanta visiting companies, schools and community events.

To find out where the Workforce Workshop will be next, or to bring it to your school or event, CLICK HERE.

Contact

COED President Misti Martin
tours@beprobeproudga.org
(770) 345-0600

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia Founding Team

Marshall Day

Marshall Day

Chairman

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Mark Goddard

Mark Goddard

Chairman

Cherokee By Choice Inc.
Misti Martin

Misti Martin

President

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Heath Tippens

Heath Tippens

Vice President

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Shawna Mercer

Shawna Mercer

Workforce / Communications Manager

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Scott Callaway

Scott Callaway

Operations Manager

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia

Statewide Steering Committee

Misti Martin

Misti Martin

President

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

President and CEO

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Greg Dozier

Greg Dozier

Commissioner

Technical College System of Georgia

Kevin Shea

Kevin Shea

President

Georgia Economic Developers Association
Scott Shelar

Scott Shelar

President and CEO

Construction Education Foundation of Georgia

Pat Wilson

Pat Wilson

Commissioner

Georgia Department of Economic Development