Locals Nominated for Chatt Tech's GOAL Award
- School: Chattahoochee Technical College
- Award: GOAL Award nominees
Instructors at Chattahoochee Technical College have nominated 32 of their students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition, according to Lucylle Shelton, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.
Of the 32, those nominated from Dallas and Hiram were:
- Stefanie Adams of Dallas, Business Administrative Technology
- Kirk Browne Jr. of Dallas, Marketing
- Jeanne Day of Hiram, Health Science
- Jennifer Slayton of Dallas, Accounting
- Carlos Torres of Dallas, Business Administrative Technology
A complete list of nominees is attached to this article.
Now in its 40th year, GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 25 technical colleges, as well as the two Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions.
"The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce," Shelton said.
A screening committee of administrators at Chattahoochee Technical College will review each of the instructors’ nominations then conduct personal interviews with the students. After the nominees have been ranked, four finalists will then be chosen to compete to be the college’s GOAL winner for 2012.
After another round of interviews and evaluations, the student judged most outstanding will be designated as the college’s GOAL winner and move on to the regional competition. Then three from each of the three regions will make up the nine semi-finalists, who will be named in May at the state GOAL conference in Atlanta. The nine regional finalists will then move to the state level and compete for the title of state GOAL winner.
The student who earns the state GOAL winner title is also awarded the important responsibility of traveling the state as the ambassador for the entire technical college system. To make that travel easier, the winner also receives a new car.