Lanier students nominated for GOAL award

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 18 of their students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition.

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 one Board of Regents college with a technical education division.

“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 Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

In April, regional finalists will be selected 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 will travel the state as the ambassador for the entire technical college system.

To make that travel easier, the winner also receives a new car from Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of Georgia’s GOAL program.