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On September 20, 2022, North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx spoke to Congress about Be Pro Be Proud.

Rep. Foxx attended the Be Pro Be Proud National Conference in June and wanted to share her experience. North Carolina is introducing its own Mobile Workshop in October, becoming the fourth state to launch the Be Pro Be Proud program. Tennessee is set to follow in early 2023.

She began her remarks by saying, "Workforce Development programs are spreading across the country because of organizations like Be Pro Be Proud. In March of 2016 Be Pro Be Proud was launched by the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas to serve the future leaders of America’s workforce more effectively. Thanks to Be Pro Be Proud, more young people know that they can find a good-paying job and have a successful career without going to college. They have learned that there are alternatives to a baccalaureate degree -- alternatives that can produce equal, if not better, outcomes."

"The progress that has been achieved today by this organization is remarkable," she noted, "and, in the realm of workforce development, its gains are second to none."

She concluded by expressing gratitude for the program. "Thank you to everyone who has worked so diligently to make Be Pro Be Proud what it is today. The work you’re doing will go on to leave a positive impact on America's future leaders for generations to come."


See video with full remarks here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5031903/user-clip-congresswoman-foxx-praises-pro-proud