NGTC Announces GOAL Semi-finalists

North Georgia Technical College names the semi-finalists for the Georgia Award for Occupational Leadership, or GOAL, award at the school.

Semi-finalists for this year representing Stephens County include Nikolaus Adams of Eastanollee in Welding and Joining Technology, Beverly Edwards of Martin in Industrial Systems Technology,and Ashley Jordan of Martin in Machine Tool/CNC.

The GOAL Program is designed to spotlight outstanding achievement by students in the Georgia Technical College System and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workplace.

GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must carry at least a 3.0 GPA.

Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s technical colleges. 

Then, through a series of competitive interviews, the top student of the system is identified. 

The first round of interviews with faculty and staff has been completed, and the semi-finalists will be interviewed again by the Vice Presidents and Directors at North Georgia Tech. 

After that, four finalists will be announced at the GOAL Breakfast on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 and those four will then be interviewed by members of the community who will choose the winner for North Georgia Technical College.

North Georgia Tech said its semi-finalists are also eligible to be the recipient of the Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship. 

The Scholarship, founded in 2005 by Jim Marlowe and Bob Evans, is given to one of the GOAL finalists at North Georgia Technical College who exemplifies the spirit of Bob Evans and Jim Marlowe through their community service and willingness to help others.