The Be Pro Be Proud SC project was created to close the gap between job seekers and employers’ needs for a qualified
workforce. Taking a unique, targeted approach to removing the stigma from “blue-collar” jobs, its goal is to educate students and the public on the appeal
and the importance of these jobs for our economy. Be Pro Be Proud SC is made possible through a
public-private collaboration of leaders of the Associated Industries of South Carolina Foundation (AISCF) and the Department of Employment & Workforce (DEW), and other state education, workforce, and economic development agencies. Capital to build the mobile workshop and provide the job simulators comes from the private sector. DEW and other public sectors will fund the campaign’s operation.
The Associated Industries of South Carolina Foundation (AISCF) consists of five member organizations that are launching Be Pro Be Proud SC. AISCF consists of: The Home Builders Association of South Carolina, The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, The South Carolina Trucking Association, Carolinas AGC and The Forestry Association of South Carolina. SCBJ