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Dec 13, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud featured on THV11 program

Be Pro Be Proud executive director Andrew Parker made an appearance in December on Little Rock's CBS affiliate THV11. He joined host Adam Bledsoe on the set of "The Vine," the station's lifestyle program, to discuss Be Pro Be Proud's history and mission,...

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Nov 13, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud launches in New Mexico

From the New Mexico Sun -- "The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced that the Be Pro Be Proud (BPBP) program, a collaboration between the New Mexico Center for Economic Opportunity (NMCEO) and NMDWS, was launched at Los...

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Nov 7, 2023

The Poultry Foundation announces partnership with Be Pro Be Proud

The Poultry Foundation announced this week a partnership with Be Pro Be Proud as the join the movement as a Skilled Pros Partner.

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Oct 31, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud | Latest Newsletter

Check out Be Pro Be Proud's upcoming events and meet our newest team members!

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Oct 25, 2023

Draft Day Registration Open for Employers

Be a part of Draft Day 2024!

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Jan 31, 2023


From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:Be Pro Be Proud has scheduled four tours across Arkansas beginning in March to connect employers with students who have been matched for specific industries.Be Pro is a mobile...

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Oct 5, 2022

Mobile workshop exposes students to different skills

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A mobile workshop made a stop in Jonesboro for students to get hands-on experience in skilled professions.The Be Pro Be Proud mobile workshop truck welcomed the Westside Warriors aboard Wednesday, allowing them the opportunity to...

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Sep 15, 2022

Trade skills exhibit visits 2 schools

A trailer where students could virtually learn how to weld, operate a train or work on a utility pole stopped at two local high schools this week.Be Pro Be Proud, an initiative geared toward improving workforce education in Arkansas and four other states,...

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Jul 18, 2022

Be Pro Be Proud works to close skills gap

Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club on Wednesday hosted Be Pro Be Proud, an initiative led by the Associated Industries of Arkansas that seeks to bring a new generation of professionals to the states skilled workforce by addressing the skills gap and ch...

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Jul 10, 2022

State Chamber chief estimates two job openings for every unemployed person in Arkansas

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Randy Zook has been working to resolve the states labor dilemma with all the tools he can muster. With baby boomers retiring and a smaller number of new generation workers moving into the workforce, Ark...

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Jul 7, 2022


July 7, 2022 - Southwestern Electric Power Company, on behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation, recently presented $20,000 to the Be Pro Be Proud program based out of Arkansas. The program, launched in 2016, is designed to introduce skilled trade...

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