Toccoa student nominated for GOAL at NGTC

A North Georgia Tech Currahee student is among the top four students nominated to become the college’s 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) recipient.

The top four students who will compete in January for the college GOAL student are Grace Jeffers, an engineering technology student from Baldwin; Kassidy Wood, a business technology student from Mt. Airy; Deitra Gray, an early childhood education student from Toccoa; and Angel Gaddis, a criminal justice student from Baldwin.

This statewide award program of the Technical College System of Georgia actually was started at NGTC in the early 1970s and continues to honor excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students today.

Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges.

A total of 28 students from all three of the NGTC campuses of Blairsville, Currahee and Clarkesville were nominated for the honor by their instructors and participated in a series of competitive interviews and speeches detailing why they chose technical education.

Amy Hulsey, vice president of college and community relations at NGTC said the competition process gives students a chance to experience real life situations that will be an addition to their resume and give them confidence as they interview for future jobs.