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Lanier Technical College names Semi-finalists for GOAL Program

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the College’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College’s GOAL Program.

Chosen as semi-finalists are: Heather Chick, Medical Assisting, Barrow County; Lauren Hockaday, Firefighter/EMSP, White County; Kristie Stith, Medical Assisting, Hall County; and Allison Smith, Interiors, Forsyth County.

                                 Heather Chick                                            Lauren Hockaday

                           Allison Smith                                                         Krisite Stith

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 22 technical colleges, as well as one Board of Regent college with technical education divisions.

All the college GOAL winners will compete in regional judging, which will include students from the other 22 technical colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia as well as the one Board of Regents college 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,” said Register.

According to Register, a screening committee of administrators at Lanier Technical College selected the four semi-finalists from a list of students nominated by their instructors.

“The next step is for a panel of business, civic and industry leaders from the community to interview and evaluate these four students and select one to be the college’s 2017 GOAL winner,” explained Register.

“The one judged most outstanding will compete in the North regional judging. Three finalists from the North regional will be named and will compete in the state GOAL competition in Atlanta on April 12, 2017 and vie to be named as the 2017 statewide GOAL winner.”

The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receives a grand prize of a new car provided by Kia Motors Manufacturer Georgia, the statewide corporate sponsor of Georgia’s GOAL program.

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