Be Pro Be Proud Georgia Student Ambassador Annie Axelsson of River Ridge HS assists a classmate on a robotics module.
Students at all six CCSD high schools are learning about career opportunities through a new program: Be Pro Be Proud Georgia.
The program, started by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, kicked off its mobile career education workshop’s inaugural tour by visiting all six CCSD high schools this semester, with 2,920 CCSD students and educators participating in the visits. The mobile workshop delivers digital and virtual simulator experiences to teach students about Georgia’s most in-demand skilled professions.
The mobile workshop will visit CCSD’s middle schools next semester: Woodstock MS/HS, Jan. 11-15; E.T. Booth MS, Jan. 19-21; Dean Rusk MS, Jan. 22 and 25-26; Creekland MS, Jan. 27-29; Freedom MS, Feb. 1-2; Teasley MS, Feb. 3-5 and 8; Mill Creek MS/River Ridge HS, Feb. 9-12.
The Be Pro Be Proud Georgia team identified a group of students, who are tuned in to the skilled workforce, make terrific grades, and excel at engaging with their fellow students, to serve as Student Ambassadors/Most Valuable Pros. Four to six of these Ambassadors join the workshop’s team for a school visit, where they serve as apprentices and run the operations of selected simulators.
“Be Pro Be Proud was an extremely valuable experience for me because it opened my eyes to all of the amazing careers available in the skilled workforce and showed me that you don’t have to go to a prestigious college to be successful in life,” said River Ridge HS senior Annelise “Annie” Axelsson, who is a Student Ambassador for the program.
During the tour, students are encouraged to “Join the Movement” by creating a free online profile that showcases their skills and connects them with local schools, companies, and training programs. If you have experienced Be Pro Be Proud and still need to sign-up, visit https://tallo.com/be-pro-be-proud-georgia/ to create your profile.
The Be Pro Be Proud initiative website, beprobeproudga.org, promotes 14 skilled professions with approximately 10% or more growth potential in the metro Atlanta region while linking to necessary training and area industries who hire within these professions.