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Coastal Workforce Investment Board holds Youth Symposium

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Remember your first summer job?

More than a hundred Coastal Georgia teens got the experience and more this year.

They met today for a workshop on working hosted by the Coastal Workforce Investment Board.

The teens got points on how to interview for a job and how to dress for the workplace. The teens have worked paid internships with a host of employers.

Organizers sai teens need the work skills not taught in schools.

"Soft skills are probably the most important thing the kids will get today," said Executive Director Odie Donald. "It's that ability to look someone in the eye and let them know that you hear what they're saying."

The keynote speaker for the session was Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette.

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