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Jan 17, 2023

Unique Solution to Encourage Kids to Join the Skilled Trades Industry

Perception of the building industry is important to the overall health of the industry. What if young people were taught that the trades can offer a great salary? That they’re cutting-edge, exciting, and cool? Our guest, Tim Minton talks about how t...

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Jan 12, 2023

Be Pro Be Proud NC allows students to explore skilled trades

Middle and high school students across Buncombe County Schools are experiencing life as skilled professionals as part of a unique, hands-on Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Be Pro Be Proud NC has brought its Mobile Workshop to several schools...

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Dec 20, 2022

Some Associate degrees have big payoffs by John Hood

Suppose you are about to graduate from a North Carolina high school. Your grades are good but not great, and your primary goal after graduation is to get the schooling you need for a fulfilling career with good earnings potential. Should you head off...

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Dec 20, 2022

Housing Crisis Compounded by Record Shortage of Construction Workers

RALEIGH, N.C. — Crews can't build new homes fast enough to ease the Triangle's housing crunch. Alongside supply chain issues and the fast pace of people moving into the Triangle, staffing shortages are compounding the issue.The construction...

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Oct 26, 2022

Congresswoman Virginia Fox Praises Be Pro Be Proud on the floor of the House of Representatives

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5031903/user-clip-congresswoman-foxx-praises-pro-proud

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Oct 16, 2022

JOCO WORKS 2022 sparks career interests for eighth-grade students

Johnston County 8th graders were the first in NC to view the Be Pro Be Proud NC mobile workshops in person.

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May 2, 2022

North Carolina Builders Boost Workforce Development Efforts

The North Carolina home building industry is taking meaningful action to increase the visibility of technical careers and training opportunities available in the state. The North Carolina Home Builders Educational and Charitable Foundation recently s...

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