ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor’s GeorgiaBEST program will be featured in a live Twitter chat from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.
GeorgiaBEST is the GDOL’s soft-skills certification program launched by state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler in 2011. Multiple studies show that the lack of soft skills in today’s workforce is a major concern for employers and job-seekers, and the overwhelming reason that new hires lose their first jobs.
GeorgiaBest is designed to help students learn soft skills that will help them transition from high school to the workforce or higher education.
People who would like to participate can join the Twitter chat @GeorgiaDOL. Participants should tweet questions and replies using the hashtags #GeorgiaBEST and/or #GABEST.
The Twitter chat will be co-hosted by the GDOL, the Georgia Department of Education and students from Chestatee High School in Hall County and Liberty College and Career Academy in Liberty County.
In 2013, Chestatee High student KayLynn Samples was the state’s GeorgiaBEST Student of the Year. And nearly 700 students participated in GeorgiaBEST at Liberty College and Career Academy last year.
Since its launch in January 2011, GeorgiaBEST has expanded to 229 high schools, 27 middle schools and one technical college.