Congratulations to Southern Crescent Technical College Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership Winner Kelly Browning for being named a Regional Finalist for the state award last week at a banquet held at the Technical College System of Georgia Leadership Summit in Atlanta. Browning is an Early Childhood Care and Education student at Southern Crescent Technical College and was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program at a luncheon held November 29, 2018.
After an extensive interview process, Browning was chosen as the local GOAL winner from 26 other candidates as Southern Crescent Technical College’s nominee for the title of state GOAL winner. Browning then competed in the regional competition and was chosen as a finalist for the state title. A panel of leaders from the business, industry, and government sectors interviewed the finalists and chose one to be the state’s GOAL winner and the recipient of the coveted GOAL medallion.
Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President of Southern Crescent Technical College, stated, “The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the importance of technical education in today’s world and to recognize outstanding achievement by students in Georgia’s technical colleges. Kelly is a fine ambassador for Southern Crescent Technical College and technical education and a shining example of the excellent character and leadership of our student population. I am so very proud of her and her many accomplishments both through this competition and beyond.”
To be considered for the GOAL title, a student must be nominated by their instructor. All candidates were judged on a speech and interview on the value of technical education and the winner was chosen based on grades, character, attitude, leadership, attendance, personal goals, and enthusiasm.
Browning is a champion for technical education and emphasized the opportunities it has offered her in her life. She stated that technical education has been her path toward dreams coming true in her life and encourages others to allow technical education to assist in fulfilling their dreams.
The GOAL program is sponsored by the Technical College System of Georgia and is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in the technical colleges.