On Friday, April 19, the Be Pro Be Proud technical skills truck visited the Sloan-Hendrix campus. Students in grades nine through twelve listened to Montrell Thornton give personal testimony about the many high paying jobs available to students seeking a career in the technical skill area. After his presentation, students toured the twelve stations on the Workforce Workshop to explore what it takes to develop the skills needed to supply the growing demand in Arkansas. The purpose of the visit is to show students that technical skills are in high demand and many pay very high wages.
Student ambassadors were placed at each of the stations and assisted students in using the simulations. Some areas of interest included welding, train engineer, truck driver, excavator, and lineman. Those serving as student ambassadors included George Rice, Austin Killough, Jared Blissenbach, Garrett Reese, Garrett Mitchell, and Macy McCormic.
Be Pro Be Proud is an initiative led by the Associated Industries of Arkansas to provide information to high school students concerning technical skill careers. Thanks to Mrs. McCormic for scheduling the event.