February 12, 2015 - Albany, GA - The 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for Albany Technical College was announced during the Albany Rotary Club lunch today by Chamber President, Chris Hardy. This year’s winner is Jerri Jarrell, Medical Assisting associate degree student.

During a banquet held in November, 13 nominees for GOAL were presented: Jamie Darlington (Business Administrative Technology), Brennon Farmer (Electrical Computer Engineering), Jerri Jarrell (Medical Assisting), Elvin Mallory (Cosmetology); Donald Poole (Design and Media Production Technology), Perry Reeves (Environmental Horticulture), Pamela Roberson (Accounting Technology), Lacreasha Small (Design and Media Production Technology), James Tillman (Design and Media Production Technology), Benjamin Warren (Civil Engineering Technology), Joe White (Environmental Horticulture), Lucretia Williams (Environmental Horticulture), and Riley Williams (Environmental Horticulture.

The final two GOAL nominees that were interviewed by a panel comprised by the Albany Chamber of Commerce earlier this week included: Jerri Jarrell (Medical Assisting) and James Tillman (Design and Media Production Technology).

Jarrell will have an opportunity to compete at the Regional Competition for GOAL, which will be held for the Southwest Georgia consortium on February 25, 2015, at Moultrie Tech’s Tifton campus. Then, she will move on to compete at the State GOAL competition to be held April 21-23 in Atlanta. The state winner is the official spokesperson for technical education in Georgia for 2015.

“Technical education provides convenient, high quality, hands-on training delivered by professional, personable instructors,” said Jarrell. “I will be workforce ready once my career as a student comes to an end.”
Jarrell’s career plans are to continue to build on her skills as a Medical Assistant in the healthcare industry. 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.

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