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Since 1971, the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) has honored the outstanding technical education students of Georgia. The GOAL Program at Chattahoochee Technical College recently had the opportunity to award one of the the top students with support from local sponsor, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.

The scholarship nominees were chosen after a series of recommendations and interviews. Of these finalists, one student was chosen to represent Chattahoochee Technical College at the consortia-level GOAL competition. Each consortia chooses two students to move on to the state GOAL competition, and the state GOAL winner receives a new car and serves as the state of Georgia ambassador of technical education.

Congratulations to the following:

Congratulations to the 2021 GOAL winner Dustin Ferguson, a student in the Chattahoochee Tech Associate of Science in Nursing program.

The top student finalists for the 2021 GOAL award at Chattahoochee Tech included Dennis Hoffman, a Technical Specialist student; Samantha Vernon, a Practical Nursing student; and Sarah Woodward, a Physical Therapist Assistant student.

Watch the full virtual program, here.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Assured Comfort Heating-Air-Plumbing
Braves Development Company
Cobb EMC
Geo-Hydro Engineers
LIFE University
Lockheed Martin
North Georgia Staffing


To learn more about this program or to become a sponsor, please contact Stephanie Cox at 770-859-2349 or