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May 1, 2024

Workforce advocate Be Pro Be Proud launches second Mobile Workshop in Georgia

A new approach to attract the next generation of Coastal Georgia’s skilled workforce is in an 18-wheeler.The Be Pro Be Proud mobile workshop is a national movement to accelerate the country’s workforce and launched its efforts in the state thr...

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Nov 1, 2023

Public Service National Champions

Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach staff likes to say UGA won three recent national championships. Two were the back-to-back 2022 and 2023 NCAA football championships. The other was for public service.Last November, UGA was awarded the C. Peter M...

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Oct 9, 2023

WGTC Partners with Development Authority of LaGrange for Inaugural West Georgia Manufacturing Day

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) hosted the inaugural West Georgia Manufacturing Day at its LaGrange Campus on October 6. The event was created in partnership with the Development Authority of LaGrange in an effort to expose the next generation to mo...

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Oct 2, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud GA included in Proclamation declaring October Careers as Construction month

Governor Brian P. Kemp has officially declared October 2023 as "Careers in Construction Month" in Georgia, the number one state to do business in the U.S. This proclamation honors construction craft professionals and their significant role in th...

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Sep 11, 2023

Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Be Pro Be Proud GA

This year, Be Pro Be Proud Georgia is celebrating Truck Driver Appreciation Week from September 11th to September 15th!Be Pro Be Proud Georgia is a workforce initiative which aims to close the skills gap and bring a new generation of pride, progress, and...

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Aug 14, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia teaches Jackson students about tech careers

Students at Jackson High School and Foothills got a taste of a future career in commercial truck driving, healthcare, plumbing, welding and automation and robotics when the Be Pro, Be Proud Georgia mobile workshop visited Jackson on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11.Be...

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Jun 16, 2023

Wellstar Community Partnership with Be Pro Be Proud Preparing Students for Success

Wellstar’s Strategic Community Development (SCD) is focused on aligning with academic and workforce development community partners to create talent pipelines for both clinical and non-clinical careers in healthcare and at Wellstar.   One o...

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May 22, 2023

Cherokee Schools celebrates 36 skilled-professions graduates

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating 36 graduating seniors who plan to persue careers in skilled professions.Be Pro Be Proud Georgia and the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, an initative of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development that i...

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May 16, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia visits THINC College & Career Academy

LaGrange, GA., May 16, 2023 – Be Pro Be Proud Georgia (BPBP GA) provides kids, ages 13-17, simulations in 16 careers through their mobile workshop. BPBP GA rolled onto the THINC College & Career Academy campus for a two-day stop starting Monday,...

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May 15, 2023


SKILLED PROFESSIONS SIGNING DAY RECOGNIZES CHEROKEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORSCHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (May 16, 2023) – Be Pro Be Proud Georgia, a comprehensive initiative that connects students to post-secondary training and careers within the skilled p...

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May 9, 2023

2023 Skilled Professions Signing Day

Cherokee County recently hosted the Skilled Professions Signing Day, organized by Be Pro Be Proud Georgia, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), the Cherokee County School District, and Chattahoochee Technical College. The event aimed to hon...

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May 1, 2023

"Clayton the Great!" Industrial Block Party Kickoff for Economic Development Week 2023

The Clayton County Office of Economic Development invites all residents, employees, and business owners to join us as we Kickoff Economic Development Week 2023 with a Clayton the Great themed Industrial Block Party on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, from 11 a.m. &n...

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