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Sep 13, 2023

September is Workforce Development Month

Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) have announced September as Workforce Development Month for the second year. McMaster mentioned in a press release, "During Workforce Development Month, we highlight th...

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Sep 7, 2023

Help Wanted: Demand for diesel techs remains high even as engines evolve

By Kris Rutherford,   As motor carriers continue to seek and retain qualified drivers, there is another personnel shortage impacting their ability to keep trucks on the road — diesel mechanics. High school programs acro...

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Aug 2, 2023

Lexington Magazine Highlights Be Pro at Start of School Year

Be Pro Be Proud SC:  Building Tomorrow’s Workforce, TodaySource: Lexington Life Magazine, August 2023Be Pro Be Proud SC is a unique workforce development program designed to promote the benefits of skilled trade careers across the state in hope...

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Jul 6, 2023

MTC Building Construction Team Places 2nd in National SkillsUSA Competition

July 6, 2023 -- Midlands Technical College’s (MTC) Building Construction team placed second in the nation during the 2023 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The competition was hosted at the World Congress Cen...

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Jun 21, 2023

BPBP Featured in Video from River Ridge Academy

The Beaufort County School District was once again on top of its game when the Be Pro Be Proud SC Mobile Workshop rolled into River Ridge Academy in March...check out the great video about the visit!

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May 31, 2023

BPBP Spring 2023 Update

Spring 2023As the 2022-23 school year draws to a close, we thank you, Valued Partners, for your continued support as we work towards  CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME. We couldn't do any of this without YOU! ~ The Be Pro Be Proud...

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Mar 21, 2023

CDL Program Gives High School Students Hands-On Experience Through Technology

COLUMBIA, SC — When the pandemic caused supply chain issues, it shined a light on the shortages of truck drivers nationwide. Now, Eau Claire High School is making sure their students are prepared to fill the gap with help from some new technology.&q...

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Mar 11, 2023

SC's First Mobile Heavy Equipment Operator Program Launches in Midlands

Mar 10, 2023 -- Midlands Technical College (MTC) and Truist announced a new training program to help change the landscape of workforce development in South Carolina. Funded by $700,000 from Truist Foundation and Truist Financial Corporation's communit...

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Mar 7, 2023

BPBP Winter 2023 Update

Winter 2023Our Be Pro Tour Operators Alisha and Justin are having a terrific semester -- we have recently surpassed a lifetime total of 25,000 visitors who have experienced the Mobile Workshop, and we aren't done yet! All of us at Be Pro Be Proud SC l...

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Mar 1, 2023

SEFL's Richard Bogan, Be Pro Steering Committee Member, Announces Retirement

SCTA and Be Pro Be Proud SC Honor an Extraordinary Servant LeaderA heartfelt message from J. Richards Todd, SCTA President & CEO, on behalf of the entire SCTA and Be Pro Be Proud Community:“SCTA has been very fortunate to have had Richard B...

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Nov 18, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud SC Reaches 20,000 Impacted

SC Department of Employment and WorkforceNEWS RELEASENovember 15, 2022Be Pro Be Proud SC is a unique workforce development program designed to promote the great wages and benefits of skilled trade jobs across the state in hopes of bringing a new generatio...

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Nov 17, 2022

Carolinas AGC Highlights Partnership with BPBP in Combating Workforce Shortage

Excerpted from Living with a Workforce Shortage by Jean FeingoldConstruction is booming in the Carolinas and even more could be built if contractors had additional workers. But like other industries, construction is suffering from a serious workforce shor...

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