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Sep 19, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Program at F.E. DuBose

With a name like Be Pro Be Proud SC, you are sure to grab the attention of the community. That is exactly what Governor McMaster hopes to do with his new initiative to focus on professional vocational education in South Carolina to create a stronger workf...

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Sep 13, 2022

NBC Highlights Increasing Shift from College to Trade School

For some recent high school graduates, the path to a well-paying job does not necessarily include a four-year college experience. See the video from a recent feature from Sunday Today on NBC here:

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Sep 12, 2022

BPBP Featured in Washington, DC-based Blog Post

Philanthropy Roundtable, a Washington, DC-based organization, has put Be Pro Be Proud in the spotlight as a nonprofit that fulfills their Workforce Development goal of supporting philanthropists who working to build a high-quality workforce for this gener...

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Sep 7, 2022

September is Workforce Development Month in SC

COLUMBIA - The state of South Carolina and the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) will celebrate Workforce Development Month in September.Gov. Henry McMaster, in partnership with DEW, will deliver his proclamation declaring September as Wor...

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Aug 2, 2022

Gov. Henry McMaster Makes Major Investment into S.C. Workforce

COLUMBIA, S.C.-Governor Henry McMaster today announced an additional $25 million investment into Workforce Scholarships for the Future, a program that provides scholarships to cover the cost of tuition and required fees at any of the 16 technical colleges...

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Jul 29, 2022

BPBPSC Summer 2022 Update

Summer 2022 Update The Be Pro Be Proud SC Mobile Workshop has just completed its second full year of tour stops, a feat made all the more impressive considering it began its mission in the midst of the national COVID crisis.But the BPBPSC Mobile Workshop...

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Jul 25, 2022

BPBP Partners Team Up for Signing Day Event

CAYCE, S.C. (WIS) - A recent Spring Valley graduate announced Tuesday he will begin his career with the full-time apprentice lineman program at Dominion Energy.The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Dominion Energy co-hosted a Signing Day for Justin M...

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Jul 15, 2022

Passing the Torch: The 2022 Tractor Swap

The Associated Industries of SC Foundation (AISCF) and the SC Be Pro Be Proud initiative benefited greatly from the financial and service support from Carolina International Trucks and Idealease providing the first custom-made International tractor in 202...

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Jul 14, 2022

YouTube Personality Shares Mobile Workshop with Youth

The Be Pro Be Proud SC Mobile Workshop has just completed its second full year of tour stops, a feat made all the more impressive considering it began its mission in the midst of the COVID crisis.But the BPBPSC Mobile Workshop was not the only creative ef...

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Jun 21, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Convenes Workforce Leaders Across Nation to Address Perception and Employment Challenges Faced by Industry

Bentonville, AR: The Be Pro Be Proud National Conference will be held in Bentonville, Arkansas from June 28 through June 30. The National Conference will convene key workforce leaders from Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina,South Carolina and Tennessee, am...

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Dec 7, 2020

Be Pro Be Proud promotes skilled trades to Williston students

Williston-Elko students got a hands-on learning experience about in-demand careers.Be Pro Be Proud brought its mobile unit to Williston on Oct. 22 for middle and high school students to participate in a Workforce Workshop. While the machines inside the 53...

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Sep 4, 2020

SC leaders unveil 53-foot, custom built trailer to help promote careers in the skilled trades

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - People seeking careers in the transportation, construction, and utility fields now have a new way to explore their interests.Thursday, Governor Henry McMaster and other state leaders unveiled the Be Pro, Be Proud SC project, which i...

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