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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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Nov 9, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Launches Mobile Workshops in NC

On October 20, 2022, Be Pro Be Proud, Inc officially welcomed its fourth state into the fold with the introduction of two new Mobile Workshops in North Carolina.The North Carolina Home Builders Association has led the effort to bring Be Pro Be Proud to th...

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Oct 11, 2022

Be Pro Featured at SC Chamber Workforce Development Symposium

On October 4th, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) and SC Works, hosted its 2022 Workforce Development Symposium in Greenville. Be Pro Be Proud SC was a featured project of the...

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Sep 21, 2022

NC Congresswoman Praises Be Pro Be Proud on Floor of Congress

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 W...

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Sep 20, 2022

BPBP Featured in YouTube video at the Governor's School for Agriculture

Students at the Governors School for Agriculture at John de la Howe were visited by the Be Pro Be Proud SC Mobile Workshop on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Principal Greg Thompson showcased this visit in the YouTube video, expressing his excitement to show...

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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:https://www.today.com/video/graduates-leaning-towards-trade...

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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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Sep 3, 2020

Mobile Workshop in Specialized 18-Wheeler Exposes South Carolinians to Skilled-Trades

COLUMBIA, S.C.-- The South Carolina business community today unveiled Be Pro Be Proud SC, a mobile workshop housed in a specialized, 53-foot, double-expandable 18-wheeler, in advance of kicking-off its inaugural 2020-2021 statewide tour. The Be Pro Be Pro...

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