Warner Robins, Ga. – Brittany Forlader a Radiologic Technology student at CGTC from Warner Robins, has been named as the College’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) for 2022.
The announcement was made at the college’s GOAL recognition event at the beginning of December. As the winner, Forlader receives a monetary gift from the CGTC Foundation and its Board of Trustees, as well as a coveted parking spot on campus.
Forlader was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other finalists for the award. The finalists were Andrew Barajas a student in the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Fort Valley, Danielle Lowery, a student in the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Milledgeville, and Melisa Young, a student in the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Perry.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges.
The announcement of Forlader as the CGTC GOAL winner was made by leadership following a banquet to honor the finalists and GOAL Winner.
Forlader will now proceed to regional judging. All college GOAL winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for three days in April. Nine regional finalists, three finalists from the three regions, will be announced in Atlanta, April 2022.
A panel of leaders from the business, industry and government sectors will interview them and choose one to be the 2022 State GOAL Winner, TCSG’s Student of the Year, and the recipient of the GOAL medallion.
The grand prize also includes a brand-new car, courtesy of Kia Motors, the statewide corporate sponsor of the GOAL program.
“I am proud to be chosen as CGTC’s Goal winner and be an ambassador for technical college students,” Forlader said. “Serving as the GOAL allows me to serve a purpose other than myself.”
“There are an endless number of training and career opportunities available through technical education and I am confident in myself and my ability moving forward to influence others with my knowledge and skills CGTC has given me.”
Forlader is the daughter of Kim and Steve Forlader of Kingsland, Ga. She chose to attend CGTC to earn her degree and pursue a career as a Radiologic Technologist.
PHOTO: 2022 CGTC GOAL Winner, Brittany Forlader.