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Governor's Workforce Development Town Hall Comes to Sandersville

 

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development will host The Governor’s Workforce Development Town Hall on Soft Skills in Education.

That's according to a news release.

This series of 31 public town hall meetings allows Georgians, most importantly our students, parents, business leaders, and Georgia’s professional educators, to be a part of the establishment of a statewide certification in soft skills such as punctuality, ability to learn, appropriate business attire, and ability to work as a team for Georgia’s schools.

The Sandersville town hall meeting takes place October 13 at 6:30 p.m.  at Oconee Fall Line Technical College.

Governor Deal signed House Bill 186 into law on May 13, 2011. This important legislation authorizes The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development to establish certification in soft skills such as punctuality, ability to learn, appropriate business attire, and ability to work as a team. 

 

Panel members will include: representatives from the Department of Education, The host Technical College, The Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia PTA, The local Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, the local Superintendent   of Schools, The local School Board Chair, the local Mayor, the chair of the County Commission, the state Senator, and the state Representative.

“The number one priority of my Administration is to create jobs for Georgia.  These important Town Halls will establish a synergy for our great educational system to partner with our business community in preparing Georgia students to enter the workforce with those vital social skills necessary in the 21st Century workplace,” said Governor Deal.

The format will include a welcome, an orientation presentation by Director Melvin Everson and a presentation by the Department of Education on the importance of soft skills.

Following the presentation Director Everson will moderate questions and comments from the audience for the panel.

Each session will be videotaped and hosted on The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development social media sites.

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