(Mena, AR) (04/04/2022) – The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop will visit Acorn High School on Wednesday, April 6th and Oden High School on Thursday, April 7th beginning at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Arkansas State Chamber and its public and private partners launched Be Pro Be Proud in 2016 to address an expanding skills gap in professional trades across the state. Arkansas’s future will depend on changing the perception of these career options and efforts highlighting the many opportunities available within these sectors.
“Since launching Be Pro Be Proud in 2016, Arkansas has been leading the nation in supporting skilled trade and professions allowing us to better compete in the global marketplace,” said the Hon. Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas. “I encourage everyone to be a part of the Be Pro Be Proud movement. It shows that we are serious about educating parents and young people about these career paths that are essential to our state’s economic growth.”
The 12 in-demand professions that continue to be represented include truck driver; diesel tech; locomotive engineer; welder; machinist; computer numerical control (CNC) operator; tool and die maker; computer programmer; computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) drafter; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) tech; plumber; electrician and carpenter.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our stakeholders. Ouachita River School District high schools are proud to be a collaborative partner in this movement to host the Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshops on each of our high school campuses –Acorn in Polk County and Oden in Montgomery County. Our students gain valuable information and experience relevant to careers and professions represented in the simulations. The information and experiences will help them to be better equipped in making decisions that impact their future career plans”, stated Jerry Strasner, ORSD Superintendent.
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For more information visit, please visit BeProBeProud.org or call 501-372-2222.