Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff edited the 12 employability skills project profiles and determined the format for the final versions. SECC staff, College & Career Readiness & Success (CCRS) Center staff, and Career, Technical, and Agricultural, Education (CTAE) team members reviewed registrations and provided guidance to session presenters. An invitation to external groups was extended and registrations received to extend participation to almost 500 participants.
In September, SECC staff will forward final versions of employability skills implementation to CTAE leaders for feedback. Descriptions will be revised based on their feedback, and final documents sent to graphics for layout and design. For the work-based learning workshop, SECC staff, CCRS Center staff, and CTAE team members will review presenter submissions of materials and assurances, complete review of agenda for printing, and verify individual roles in supporting the functioning of the meeting. Final versions of the Georgia Employability Skills Task Force Recommendations—Implementation Examples will be delivered to GaDOE and CTAE leadership in both web-format and print-format versions for use in supporting broader implementation of employability skills instruction across Georgia.
Collaboration of the SECC, CCRS Center, and CTAE planning team has resulted in development of a comprehensive, focused, meeting agenda that will enable participants in Georgia to learn from each other on how to provide effective work-based learning experiences that will result in a narrowing of the talent gap in the state.
It was determined the most efficient strategy for identifying and collecting information about implementation examples of employability skills recommendations was utilizing the Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association award process; the timeline for completion was extended to align with their awards schedule. Twelve submissions were selected for recognition and were used as the content for the Georgia Employability Skills Task Force Recommendations—Implementation Examples.