NC Be Pro Be Proud TruckWe are proud to be a part of the two newly launched NC Be Pro Be Proud Trucks which are officially on the road visiting schools and communities across North Carolina to promote careers in construction. Following South Carolina's lead, the NC trucks include simulators for hands-on experiences with construction trades and will visit elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and community events. Carolinas AGC was instrumental in working with legislators to secure the funds necessary to get these trucks on the road. The two trucks are expected to visit with 40,000 students a year in NC.

“The biggest challenge we have in the construction industry in the Carolinas is the workforce shortage – and our Be Pro Be Proud Trucks in NC and SC will go a long way in attracting students, young people, veterans and others to exciting, life-long careers,” said Dave Simpson, CAGC President & CEO. 

Several North Carolina elected officials were in attendance at the October 20 launch event to share their support with dozens of spectators including U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx; NC Representatives Matthew Winslow, Jason Saine, Dean Arp, and David Willis; NC Senator Todd Johnson; NC Commissioner of Labor Josh Dobson; and NC Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt.

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Legislators at the Ceremonial Starting of the Engines

North Carolina legislators stand before a crowd of spectators as the two NC Be Pro Be Proud Trucks officially start their engines to being traveling to schools across all 100 counties of the state.

CAGC Staff Pose by the NC Be Pro Be Proud Truck

CAGC staff members Jacob Garmon, Dave Simpson, Katie Freseman, Betsy Bailey, Chelsea Andujar and Bill Sticker pose next to one of the Be Pro Be Proud Trucks. CAGC is proud to be a part of this project and have its logo on both trucks.

Construction Virtual Reality Simulator

An attendee checks out the construction virtual reality simulator, one of several on each truck.

A student tries out the fork lift simulator

A student tries their luck at the Fork Lift Simulator, one of several available on each NC Be Pro Be Proud Truck.

Dean Arp, Dave Simpson and Betsy Bailey

NC Representative Dean Arp, CAGC President and CEO Dave Simpson and NC Government Relations Director Betsy Bailey were all in attendance at the NC Be Pro Be Proud Truck Launch.

Josh Dobson, Dave Simpson and Edgar Starnes and

NC Commissioner of Labor Josh Dobson, CAGC President & CEO Dave Simpson and NC Department of Labor's Edgar Starnes were all in attendance to show their support of the NC Be Pro Be Proud Trucks.