Georgia’s New International Skills Diploma Seal

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an International Skills Diploma Seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy. Georgia will be one of only three states (Wisconsin and North Carolina) in the nation to offer a global competence/ global readiness seal or certificate to graduating high school students. The seal will serve as a signal to employers that students have engaged in courses and extracurricular activities that foster global competencies. To be awarded the International Skills Diploma Seal, students need to complete certain requirements.

“The requirements to receive the International Skills Diploma Seal will help provide students with skills that are necessary to be successful in today’s work environment,” said Michaela Claus-Nix, Ga- DOE Program Specialist for World Languages and Workforce Initiatives. “These are all essential soft skills needed in any career in the interconnected business world.”

Schools and districts have received detailed information on the International Skills Diploma Seal program and will communicate that information to eligible students. The International Skills Diploma Seal is one of several programs in the Educating Georgia’s Future Workforce initiative.

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