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2022
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.

2020
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.

2019
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.

2016
March 11, 2016

Be Pro Be Proud Launch

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) announced the launch of a new initiative, “Be Pro Be Proud,” to bring a new generation of pride, progress and professionals to Arkansas’s skilled workforce.