Be Pro Be Proud engages students directly by putting a mobile workforce experience in a fully functioning semi-trailer truck. The trailer is expandable and is outfitted with twelve virtual reality stations to simulate and provide information on high skill, high demand, and high wage careers opportunities.
ZDStephens Company worked with a coalition* during the 2022 legislative session to showcase this truly unique workforce development effort and secure funding from the State of Tennessee.
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*Coalition members: Tennessee Trucking Association, Tennessee Roadbuilders Association, Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Tennessee, Tennessee Forestry Association, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association