Governor's town hall on certifying work skills

Governor Nathan Deal's Office of Workforce Development will host a town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at DeKalb Technical College in Clarkston about plans to teach non-academic skills for the workplace.

House Bill 186 this year authorized the certification of "soft skills," such as punctuality, learning ability, dressing appropriately and teamwork.

The panel, one of 31 around the state, will comprise state lawmakers, officials from state agencies and local school and government officials.