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The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) focuses on excellence in technical education. Outstanding students attending the Technical College System of Georgia are recognized for academic excellence and personal achievement. College GOAL winners are selected at the local level by civic and business organizations. All college GOAL winners continue the competition at the school consortium level. The top two finalists from each consortium are selected and sent to compete at the state level. From this extraordinary group of students, a panel of judges selects one student, the state GOAL winner, to serve as the statewide Student of the Year and ambassador of technical education in Georgia.

GOAL competition begins early in the year. Technical college instructors across Georgia identify their most promising students and nominate them for GOAL based on academic achievement and personal leadership. It is not enough to simply be a quick learner or to have a good personality; nominees must combine these qualities with a demonstrated and active interest in their community. Students must recognize technical education’s critical impact on Georgia’s overall economic health, must have a strong work ethic, a dedicated sense of loyalty, and a healthy enthusiasm for promoting technical education. GOAL winners represent the “best of the best” students in the Technical College System of Georgia and the future of Georgia’s workforce.

The main objectives of the GOAL program are:

  • To spotlight the role of technical education in our modern economy.
  • To reward students who excel in learning a gainful skill.
  • To stimulate greater pride of workmanship.
  • To generate greater public respect and appreciation for the American worker;
  • To emphasize the dignity of work in today's society.

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For more information contact Stephanie Roberts, Student Activities Coordinator at or call 912.427.5861.

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800


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