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Last week, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, along with five other statewide business trade associations, launched the Be Pro Be Proud Tennessee Mobile Technical Career Workshop and Information Center at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee.

The Be Pro Be Proud Tennessee mobile workshop is a cutting-edge, interactive experience designed to introduce students and job seekers to the rewarding world of skilled trades using virtual reality and augmented reality simulations. Geared toward 8th through 12th graders, the workshop offers hands-on learning opportunities and showcases the high-paying careers available in industries such as manufacturing, construction, forestry, agriculture, commercial truck driving and more.

Meta, a Chairman partner, hosted the event in conjunction with Volunteer State Community College and the Sumner County School District, demonstrating the importance of private-public partnerships in preparing the workforce for the future.

The event, widely attended by elected officials, industry leaders and Sumner County students, featured guided tours of the mobile workshop, interactive demonstrations and engaging programming. The workshop will now continue touring the state – visiting students in all three grand divisions and schools throughout Tennessee.

For more information or to see the tour schedule, visit See photos of the event at