Central Georgia Technical College will hold its annual award ceremony and reception for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the H-Building Auditorium on the Macon Campus.
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 33 technical colleges as well as the four Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions.
The event will honor the 2009 GOAL nominees and semifinalists. At that time, CGTC’s GOAL winner will be announced and the award will be presented by the college’s president, Dr. Ronald D. Natale, II.
The reception marks the culmination of the process to select CGTC’s GOAL winner. The GOAL process began with 14 students being nominated by the college’s faculty. Each nominee was then interviewed by an initial screening committee of CGTC administrators on February 24. From these interviews, four students were chosen as semifinalists. On February 27, the semifinalists participated in a second round of interviews with a selection committee of representatives from local business and industry.
The selection committee recommends the individual to be named CGTC’s GOAL winner, and this person will serve as ambassador for technical education in the college’s service area of Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties. CGTC’s GOAL winner will then move on to consortium preliminary judging on March 25 at Swainsboro Technical College.
All of the college GOAL winners will compete in consortia preliminary judging in March and April. Twelve finalists (two from each consortium) will attend the state GOAL competition in Atlanta, May 20-22. At the event, one person will be chosen as the state GOAL winner, who will become the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receive the grand prize of a new car.
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. More information about CGTC can be found at www.centralgatech.edu.