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Students face ethical decisions in real-life experiences
Program aims to help those entering the workforce
Hall County students Lauran Gregory, left, Joshua Bennett, and Colin Loyd discuss the ethical scenarios they were shown during the Business Ethics Experience at Lanier Charter Career Academy. The group then had to speak before a panel of experts about how to handle an ethical dilemma.
A plate of dropped food, possible copyright infringement and using a company discount for friends were all situations Hall County high school students faced Tuesday. “The kids are really having to make some pretty tough decisions,” said Misty Freeman, program specialist for business and computer science with the Georgia Department of Education. The Business Ethics Experience, a first-of-its-kind program inside the schools, was presented by the University of North Georgia’s BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership in coordination with the Hall County School District, Junior Achievement, the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Department of Labor’s GeorgiaBEST program.