Associates at Liberty College and Career Academy recently participated in mock job interviews during Professionals and Youth Day.
Members of the community volunteered their time to act as interviewers. State Farm representative and Liberty County Board of Education Vice Chairwoman Verdell Jones said, “It was my absolute pleasure to participate in ‘Payday’ at LCCA. Having this opportunity to help these bright, young people prepare for job interviews and their future was a delight.”
Associates were taught interview basics and given sample interview questions before the mock interviews. During the interviews, interviewers used a rubric to score the associates on their performance.
“This was a tremendous opportunity for Georgia Power and other community business professionals to interact with the associates at LCCA in a relaxed interview setting. It provided the associates with a chance to develop interview skills while building confidence in their ability to communicate career interest, educational backgrounds and work history,” Georgia Power engineer Anthony Burns said. “I left impressed with the level of preparation of these young associates and the degree to which they have their futures planned. Georgia Power applauds each associate and was grateful to support this local effort to position the students of Liberty County ahead of their competition.”
This activity served as the culminating event in a series of workplace-ethics seminars associates have participated in at LCCA this year. The seminars included such topics as responsibility, teamwork, professional image, time management and academic performance.
Associates who have maintained an average of 25 or higher on the workplace-ethics scale will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Labor certifying completion of the Georgia Business Ethics Student Training program.
“We believe the Georgia BEST program provides the rigor our associates need to ensure they are prepared to enter the workforce. The certification also gives them a credential, which puts them ahead of the game when applying for a job or postsecondary options. Ultimately, the program also helps to achieve the mission of the career academy, which is to improve the quality of the workforce in Liberty County,” LCCA CEO Tom Alexander said.