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Spring 2022 Tour Schedule

Jan 18

Pinnacle View Middle School

Little Rock
Jan 19

Pinnacle View Middle School

Little Rock
Jan 21

Greenbriar High School

Greenbriar
Jan 24

Press Conference

Little Rock
Jan 26

Harmony Grove High School

Benton
Jan 27

Glen Rose High School

Malvern
Jan 28

Fountain Lake Charter High School

Hot Springs Village
Jan 31

Ozarka College - Melbourn Campus

Melbourne
Feb 1

Ozarka College - Ash Flat

Ash Flat
Feb 2

Pocahontas High School

Pocahontas
Feb 3

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff
Feb 4

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff
Feb 7

Jacksonville Lighthouse - College Prep Academy

Jacksonville
Feb 8

Sylvan Hills Middle School

Sherwood
Feb 9

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce | Leadership Program

Sherwood
Feb 10

Maumelle High School

Maumelle
Feb 11

Hot Springs High School

Hot Springs
Feb 14

Marked Tree High School

Marked Tree
Feb 14

Marked Tree High School

Marked Tree
Feb 15

Gosnell High School

Gosnell
Feb 15

Gosnell High School

Blytheville
Feb 16

Blytheville Middle School

Blytheville
Feb 17

Blytheville | Leadership AR @ Nucor

Blytheville
Feb 16 - 17

Blytheville High School

Blytheville
Feb 18

Blytheville Leadership

Blytheville
Feb 18

Armorell High School

Armorel
Feb 22

Tennessee Trucking Association

Nashville
Feb 24

Central Arkansas Christian

North Little Rock
Feb 24

Central Arkansas Christian - North Little Rock

North Little Rock
Feb 25

Parker's Chapel

El Dorado
Feb 28

Wynne Junior High School

Wynne
Feb 28

Wynne Junior High School

Wynne
Mar 1

Wynne High School

Wynne
Mar 2

EastArk Secondary Career Center

Forrest City
Mar 3

Des Arc High School

Des Arc
Mar 4

Mountain Home High School Expo

Mountain Home
Mar 7

Batesville Charter High School

Batesville
Mar 8

Batesville Charter High School

Batesville
Mar 9

Nettleton High School

Jonesboro
Mar 10

Nettleton High School

Jonesboro
Mar 11

Central Arkansas Christian - North Little Rock

North Little Rock
Mar 17

Sheridan High School

Sheridan
Mar 18

East End Middle School

Hensley
Mar 28

Pottsville Junior High School

Pottsville
Mar 29

Clarksville High School

Clarksville
Mar 30

Mulberry High School

Mulberry
Mar 31

Central AR Planning & Dev

Lonoke
Mar 31

Booneville Public Schools

Booneville
Apr 1

Girls of Promise Event

Little Rock
Apr 2

Arkansas Elite Welding

Quitman
Apr 3

Glen Rose Middle School

Glen Rose
Apr 4

Mansfield Middle School

Mansfield
Apr 5

Waldron High School

Waldron
Apr 6

Acorn High School

Mena
Apr 7

Glen Rose High School

Glen Rose
Apr 7

Ouachita River School District - Oden High School

Oden
Apr 8

Wynne High School

Wynne
Apr 11

Hot Springs Convention Center

Hot Springs
Apr 12

Hot Springs Convention Center

Hot Springs
Apr 13

Wynne High School

Wynne
Apr 14

St. Joseph High School

Fayetteville
Apr 18

Highland High School

Highland
Apr 19

Cedar Ridge School District

Newark
Apr 20

South Side Bee Branch School

Bee Branch
Apr 21

Concord High School

Concord
Apr 22

Harrison Middle School

Harrison
Apr 24

MAKO Conference

Branson
Apr 25

MAKO Conference

Branson
Apr 27

Central Junior High School

Springdale
Apr 28

Central Junior High School

Springdale
Apr 29

Central Junior High School

Springdale
May 2

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 3

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 2 - 3

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 4

Southside High School

Fort Smith
May 4

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 4

Southside High School

Fort Smith
May 4

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 5

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 5

Fort Smith Convention Center

Fort Smith
May 5

Fort Smith Convention Center

Fort Smith
May 5

Springdale High School

Springdale
May 6

Berryville High School

Berryville
May 6

DiversityFest-Community Event - GOVERNOR ATTENDING

De Queen
May 6

Diversity Fest

De Queen
May 6

Berryville High School

Berryville
May 9

Acorn High School

Mena
May 10

Industry Day/ Industry Night @ UACCM

Morrilton
May 11

Oden HIgh School

Oden
May 17

Youth Challenge - Camp Robinson

North Little Rock
May 21

LANXESS Company Picnic

El Dorado
May 22

Mountain Home Public Schools

Mountain Home

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Addressing The Skills Gap

Be Pro Be Proud is proud of the partners, volunteers, and future skilled trade workers who are making an impact on the skills gap.

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January 24, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud Announces 2nd Mobile Workshop to Tour in Tandem with the 2nd Generation Mobile Workshop

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the approval of a $1.4 million grant to add a second Be Pro Be Proud mobile workshop for jobs development and recruiting. The grant comes from the Arkansas Office of Skills Development.

December 1, 2020

Be Pro Be Proud Expands to South Carolina

Modeled after the Arkansas Be Pro Be Proud initiative, Be Pro Be Proud SC is a workforce development project designed to close the skills-gap in South Carolina and remove the stigma from “blue-collar” jobs with the goal of educating students and the public on the appeal and the importance of these jobs for our economy.

July 23, 2020

Be Pro Be Proud Expands to Georgia

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) announced the launch of Be Pro Be Proud Georgia – an initiative to bring a new generation of pride, progress, and professionals to Cherokee, metro Atlanta, and Georgia’s skilled workforce.

September 5, 2019

Be Pro Be Proud Unveils 2nd Generation Mobile Workshop

After the success of the initial Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative, an additional Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop began touring to encourage Arkansans to consider technical training and provides opportunities, including training and workshops, for students, job seekers, employers and more.

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