A Prosperous South Carolina Depends on You.

Right now, South Carolina’s workforce is facing a challenge:
Over 24% of our 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.

By changing how South Carolinians think about the job opportunities provided by skilled professions, we can inspire today’s youth and lead them, and our state, down the path to prosperity.

The Skills Gap in South Carolina

Be Pro Be Proud SC - Skills Gap

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 South Carolina’s skilled workforce.

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

Want to get involved?

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 South Carolina 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.


Rick Todd, President of AISCF and P/CEO of SCTA

Associated Industries of South Carolina Foundation (AISCF)

The Be Pro Be Proud SC program is a public-private partnership led by: The SC Trucking Association, Carolinas AGC, SC Home Builders Association, SC Forestry Association, the SC Chamber of Commerce and SCDEW.
Rick Todd

Rick Todd

President & CEO, SCTA

Mark Nix

Mark Nix

Executive Director, Home Builders Association

Cam Crawford

Cam Crawford

President & CEO, Forestry Association of SC

Leslie Clark

Leslie Clark

VP of Operations, Carolinas AGC

Bob Morgan

President & CEO, SC Chamber of Commerce

Steering Committee

Anthony Brockington

SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Richard Bogan

Richard Bogan

Chairman of AISCF, SEFL

Jeremy Godwin

Jeremy Godwin

SCTA, also reps AGC, Asphalt, and workforce

Cynthia Bennett

Cynthia Bennett

Vice President of Education and Workforce Development

Marty McKee

Marty McKee

Vice President, King Asphalt, Inc.

Mike Macedo

Mike Macedo

East Region Manager, International Paper, Chairman-elect FASC

John Statom

Jon Statom

Palmetto Exterminators
Stan Beckley

Stan Beckley

Jim Garman

Jim Garman

Willow Tree Low Country Homes

Timothy Geter

SC Vocational Rehabilitation

Brad Neese

State Technical College System

Grey Parks

Grey Parks

SC Dept of Employment & Workforce

Josh Sandt

SC State Forestry Commission

Elisabeth Kovacs

Department of Commerce

 – Dept of Corrections

Steven Watterson – Dept of Education

Omar Asby – SCPA

Auxiliary Support

Jill McCain

jill McCain

Project Manager

Lauren Johnson

Assistant Project Manager

Amanda Grainger

Amanda Grainger

Scheduling & Tour Manager