Workforce and Education
Sponsored by GA Power Co, Surcheros Fresh Grill, The SACK Company & SCM, and WestRock.
The Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with our local schools to develop our “Students in Business Program.” This unique career training program will enhance the educational experience of students participating in the Career, Technical, Agriculture Education programs in our schools.
Why are we doing this?
Every day we hear about the struggles local employers have finding qualified workers. The goal of this program is to create a stronger workforce by exposing students to real-life work conditions and opportunities.
Select students from the various programs will spend two days visiting businesses related to their field of study. The program is very structured and will give students insight into:
- Career paths available
- Skills needed
- Educational requirements for a future in their field of study
- The variety of jobs/professions in various businesses
- Salary expectations
- Job market opportunities now and in the future
- Real-life work conditions in today’s industry and manufacturing facilities
- What professionals think they can do to prepare themselves
If you or your business is interested in sponsoring or participating in this program, please contact Heath Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
The key to Georgia’s economic prosperity is a reliable and consistent workforce. Therefore, one of the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) fundamental goals is to equip Georgia’s future workforce with the skills they need to succeed in the global marketplace. As such, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler developed GeorgiaBEST (Business Employability Skills Training) for citizens across the state. GeorgiaBEST focuses on the employability skills needed in the workplace as identified by Georgia businesses. The program was developed in 2011 and piloted in 20 high schools in 2012. The number of participating high schools grew exponentially, middle schools were added in 2013, and Adult Education/GED programs came on board in 2014. In 2016, Commissioner Butler decided to take the program to the next level. Based on employer feedback, GeorgiaBEST has now expanded to a three-pronged approach: GeorgiaBEST@School, GeorgiaBEST@Work, and GeorgiaBEST@Home. GeorgiaBEST is presented in a train-the-trainer format that empowers teachers, training managers, facilitators, parents, and others to teach employability skills to their students, employees, participants, or children. Those who become part of the GeorgiaBEST community have exclusive access to GeorgiaBEST training manuals, videos, lesson plans, and additional teaching materials and resources. (READ MORE)
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO GET STARTED:
- This is the link to register for GeorgiaBEST@School: https://ung.view.usg.edu/shared/GeorgiaBEST/GeorgiaBEST@SchoolRegistration.html
- Once you complete the form and hit the SUBMIT button you will receive an email notification providing you the link to the portal containing the curriculum, your username, and your initial password. UNG will process the registrations at least three times a week.
- Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a second email, indicating you have been enrolled, along with additional guidance on how to reset your password.
- Bookmark the link that takes you directly to the portal. Here it is again in case you need it: https://ung.view.usg.edu
- LOGIN to the website with your username and password.
- Click on GeorgiaBEST@School (under the image on the left) to enter the site.
- Once you are in, you will see a Welcome Message on the right and on the Content Browser index of linked folders on the left.