Five students at the Forsyth campus of Lanier Technical College are among 16 nominated for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.
"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 work force," said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator of Lanier Tech's GOAL program.
Forsyth campus nominees are: Shelly Rush, health care management; Victoria Thompson and Joanne Rossi, environmental horticulture; Oziem Byrne, practical nursing; and Sarah Dixon, accounting.
Treasue Eliasson, a business administrative technology student, was nominated at the Dawson County campus.
The remaining 10 nominees are from the Oakwood campus: Charlotte Jones and Tiffany Baker, medical assisting; Amanda Berry, health management; John Lasiter, practical nursing; Linda Jett, computer information systems; Rhonda Porter and Paul Allgood, accounting; Amanda Bridges, Sherry Kelley and LeQuitta Banks, business administrative technology.
Instructors made the nominations. A screening committee of the college's administrators will review the nominations and interview the students.
Four finalists will then take part in another round of interviews and evaluations by a committee of business and industry representatives.
The college's 2011 GOAL winner will go on to compete at a regional level and possibly statewide.