OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL Award | Schools
Four Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Janet Smith, coordinator for OFTC's GOAL program.
Chosen as semifinalists are:
- Cecilia Adamson, Business Administrative Technology (Laurens County)
- Robert Bauer, Machine Tool Technology (Laurens County)
- Stevie Dominy, Accounting (Laurens County)
- Miriam Holtzclaw, Accounting (Washington County)
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 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with 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 Smith.
According to Smith, a screening committee of administrators at OFTC 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 2014 GOAL winner," explained Smith. “The one judged most outstanding will compete in the central regional judging in February. Three finalists from the central region will then be named and will compete in the state GOAL competition in Atlanta on April 24, 2014 and vie to be named as the 2014 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 Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of Georgia's GOAL program.