Kristen Lord, Medical Assisting associate degree student, represents Albany Technical College as the 2014 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner.
Lord will have an opportunity to compete at the Regional Competition for GOAL, which will be held for theSouthwest Georgia consortium in March Moultrie Tech's Tifton campus.
Then, she will move onto compete at the State GOAL competition to be held April 21-25 in Atlanta.
The state winner is the official spokesperson for technical education in Georgia for 2014.
"Technical education provides a career-focused curriculum that leads to immediate career opportunities and hurried success in my field," said Lord. "The specialized skills taught are applicable to the real world skills being exercised by those already working in their field."
Lord's career objectives are to attain a rewarding position with a physician or hospital serving as a Medical Assistant and Certified Surgical Technologist with a concentrated study in Cardiology or Obstetrics.
She was nominated to participate in the GOAL program by her instructor, Cathy Garmon, who is also the chairperson of the Medical Assisting program at Albany Tech.
Albany Tech's 2013 GOAL winner, AAmir Greene, won the state competition and served as spokesperson for technical education in Georgia for the entire year.