Central Georgia Technical College has announced that Tony Turner, director of the college's Office of Career Services, will coordinate the 2009 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence among the state’s technical college students.
Now in its 38th year, GOAL is the first statewide program in the nation designed to recognize leadership and achievement by students on technical college campuses. "The GOAL program seeks to spotlight our best students while emphasizing the importance of technical education in our modern workforce," Turner said.
As the college’s GOAL coordinator, Turner will work with CGTC’s faculty and other business and industry partners to choose a student to represent the college in the consortium preliminary judging. All of the college GOAL winners will compete in consortia preliminary judging, which will include students from the other 32 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia as well as the four Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions. Twelve finalists from this judging (two from each consortium) will attend the state GOAL competition in Atlanta, scheduled for May 20-22, during GOAL Week.
The title of state GOAL winner earns the student recognition as the technical college student of the year and the important responsibility to travel the state as the ambassador for Georgia's technical college system. To make that travel easier, the winner also receives a new car.
"The honor of being named the best of the best is only made better by getting a new car, so the competition at this level is very strong among students for the state award," Turner said. "We will make every effort to select our most outstanding student for CGTC. We really want our winner to go all the way…and bring home a new car!"
Last year’s GOAL winner from CGTC was Zipporaha Gober, a student in radiologic technology.
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties.