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Be Pro Be Proud Georgia will be visiting Stephens County High School during its tour of the North Georgia Mountains this week.

The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop is a 40-foot rig that showcases numerous technical professions through gamified simulators.

The Mobile Workshop will allow students from Stephens County High School, Lumpkin County High School, and Franklin County High School, the opportunity to gauge their interest, skills, and aptitude for various technical careers.

Students in each of the high schools will have the opportunity to “Join the Movement” and be connected to training and potential employers that are in need of new employees to replenish the diminishing workforce in various professions.

Workforce Strategies Group Sponsor Greg Vitek says, “Sparking interest in the technical skills and education that super-charge careers, Be Pro Be Proud helps our students design their futures. Seeing the eye-opening engagement during the BPBP visits gives us confidence for their success and optimism for the region.”

The initiative’s gamified stations will allow students to see what it’s like to get behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, assemble a PVC pipe, analyze human anatomy through augmented reality, bind metal through a virtual welding experience, and test hand-eye coordination through an engaging skills challenge.

Since 2020, Be Pro Be Proud has hosted more than 20,000 visitors on the mobile workshop, across 39 counties and 121 tour stops.

Stephens, Lumpkin, and Franklin counties will now join the growing number of communities that see the opportunity for their students to have high-tech, high-earning careers without going into debt.

In revitalizing the professional workforce, the state of Georgia’s economy will continue to grow, and communities will be stronger and more prosperous.

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia is a statewide workforce development initiative working out of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development that connects students around the state to high-tech, high-paying careers. Through partnerships with state agencies, local industry, and higher education entities, Be Pro Be Proud is effectively working to replenish the professional workforce that has been experiencing a drastic decline.

The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop will be at Stephens County High School on Thursday, May 19.

Source: WNEG Radio