Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit to promote industry job skills to Kentucky students

KAM, AGCK partner with Arkansas chamber to bring program to Shelbyville, Lexington, Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky on Friday announced the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas’ Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop will be returning to Kentucky next week for a three-day educational tour.

The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop showcases industry-specific, virtual and augmented reality simulators that allow students to experience first-hand potential technical career opportunities. Over 80,000 students have visited the workshop since its inception in 2016.

Media are invited to attend any or all the events. The Frankfort event is open to the public.

Event 1 – Shelbyville
Monday, January 27, 2020
Milestone Academies – Shelby County
1361 Frankfort Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Students: 9 am-3 pm
Invited industry reps and local officials: 3-5 pm

Event 2 – Lexington
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Academies of Lexington Career Expo
Lexington Convention Center – Heritage Hall
430 W Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Students: 9 am-3 pm

Event 3 – Frankfort
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
KAM Manufacturing Day at the Capitol
Kentucky State Capitol
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Open to the public: 8:30 am-3:00 pm

With the help of industry partners, KAM and AGC of KY are working to bring a similar initiative to Kentucky students. This mobile workshop is considered the future of workforce development by professionals across all industries and sectors.

Be Pro’s second-generation Mobile Workshop features a customized, 1,000-s.f. interactive demonstration space in a tractor trailer loaded with information, skill challenges, and more. It features 15 professions, including Heavy Equipment Operators, Fiber Optic Tech & Linemen, Robotics and Automation, Truck Driver, CNC Operator, HVACR Tech, Diesel Tech, Tool and Die Maker, Plumber, Welder, Computer Programmer, Electrician, Machinist, CAD/CAM Drafter, and Carpenter.

Follow this link for a video overview of KAM’s partnership with Be Pro Be Proud. More photos of the workshop can be found on Be Pro Be Proud AK’s Instagram page.

Since 1911, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers has served as the leading advocate for the manufacturing industry in the commonwealth. For more information visit kam.us.com.

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