WBL GeorgiaBEST


GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) provides students training in core work ethic traits which are sought by employers in the global economy. With business and industry input, the Georgia Department of Labor put together 10 standards as part of the Georgia BEST Program. Discipline and character, attendance and punctuality, work habits, teamwork, time management, attitude, communication skills, responsibility and organization were among them.

We have developed the WBL Curriculum around this certification so that each month focuses on the 10 topics. 
 

  • August: Social Media

  • September: Appearance & Professional Image

  • October: Attendance & Punctuality, Self-Management and Time-Management

  • November: Attitude & Respect

  • December: Oral and Written Business Communication Skills

  • January: Teamwork and Work Habits

  • February: Discipline & Character, Productivity & Academic Performance

  • March: Organization & Responsibility

These are the requirements to earn the GeorgiaBEST ELITE Certification:

  1. Portfolio Activities. Must have 25 points total AND one point in EACH of 10 categories (see picture below).

    • Monthly assignments: 94-100 = 3 pts, 87-93 = 2 pts, 80-86 = 1 pt

    • Weighted GPA: 4.0+ = 3 pts, 3.5+ = 2 pts, 3.0+ = 1 pt

    • Attendance: 

      • 3 points - 98% attendance rate - 176 days present = 4 absences total

      • 2 points - 96% attendance rate - 172 days present = 8 absences total

      • 1 point - 94% attendance rate - 169 days present = 11 absences total

    • Discipline: Out of school suspension = 0 points

  2. Additional Requirements

    • Projects (assigned as identified on monthly checklists): 

      • Individual Career Plan (in documentation packet)

      • Resume (Aug)

      • Photo Journal (Jan)

      • 2 Training Plans (Oct and Mar)

      • 4 Employer Evaluations (Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr)

      • 6 Reflections (Sept, Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr)

    • TWO (2) projects from the below for a minimum of 8 hours. Choose from: 

      • Community Service

      • Job Shadow

      • UNG Business Ethics Experience (=4 hrs)

      • Mentoring

      • Career Research Project Essay or Presentation (=2 hrs

    • Minimum of 150 hours of WBL internship 

    • Additional resources available on right sidebar

Talk to you Career Specialist for details on how to qualify. All requirements for GeorgiaBEST must be completed and submitted before spring break.

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of all first-time hires who lose their job do so because of a lack of soft skills

-Mark Butler, GA Dept. of Labor

The Hall County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. 

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