Pepperell High School in Floyd County is implementing the GeorgiaBEST program, announced the Georgia Department of Labor. BEST stands for Business Ethics Student Training.
The GeorgiaBEST program is designed to help students make a successful transition from high school to college or the workforce by developing their "soft skills." The course of study includes time-management, oral and written business communication skills, discipline, attendance, work habits, professional image, mock interviews and guest speakers from the business community.
Labor Commissioner Mark Butler states, "We are in our third year of the program and last year more than 5,000 students became GeorgiaBEST certified."
There is no cost to the high schools to participate in the GeorgiaBEST program. The Department of Labor provides certificates to all students who complete the program.