Saturday May 8th, 2021 11:35PM

Sweda is Lanier Tech GOAL winner

By AccessWDUN Staff

Chase Sweda, a welding and joining student from Flowery Branch, has been named Lanier Technical College's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

The announcement was made at the college’s GOAL recognition luncheon Wednesday.

Sweda was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other nominees for the award. The runners-up were Robert Enright of Lumpkin County, EMS; Donna Pickens of Barrow County, Accounting; and Abigail Rodriguez of Hall County, Applied Technology.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges.

Sweda will now proceed to regional judging. All college GOAL winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for two days in April. Nine regional finalists, three finalists from the three regions, will be announced in Atlanta on April 17, 2019. A panel of leaders from the business, industry and government sectors will interview them and choose one to be the 2019 state GOAL winner and the recipient of the GOAL medallion.

The grand prize also includes a new car, courtesy of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, the statewide corporate sponsor of the GOAL program.

Sweda is the son of Donna and Patrick Sweda.   He chose to attend Lanier Tech to earn his diploma in welding and joining and after furthering his education at a specialized diving school in Charleston, S.C., will pursue a career in underwater welding/commercial diving.








  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: lanier tech, lanier technical college, GOAL
© Copyright 2021
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Firefighter who lost life battling church fire remembered after 20 years
Twenty years after a self-proclaimed Satanist set fire to New Salem United Methodist Church in Banks County, the community came together Monday to remember Loy Williams, the firefighter who gave his life battling the blaze.
11:55PM ( 3 months ago )
Gasoline spill in Gainesville now cleaned up
Cleanup is completed at Texaco Food Mart on Parkhill Drive after a gasoline leak over the weekend.
11:00PM ( 3 months ago )
US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note
Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade.
9:52PM ( 3 months ago )
Local/State News
Officials: Urgent need for trained professionals in the energy sector in the next 10 years
Students at Lanier Tech learn the importance of their choice to pursue a career in Georgia's energy sector.
7:00PM ( 5 months ago )
University System recommends $13.6 million for Lanier Tech campus project
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has recommended $13.6 million in state funding for the University of North Georgia to begin renovations on the former Lanier Technical College campus space, located next door to UNG's Gainesville Campus.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:51AM ( 6 months ago )
Lanier Tech VP named president of Georgia Piedmont Tech
Tavarez Holston, vice president of academic affairs at Lanier Technical College, is the new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:39AM ( 7 months ago )
Johnson chosen Lanier Tech's GOAL Award winner; Anderson wins Rick Perkins Award
Christian Johnson, an Industrial Systems and Technology student at Lanier Technical College, has been named as the College’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:31AM ( 1 year ago )
Lula woman named to Lanier Islands governing board
A Lula woman has been named to the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority.
6:00AM ( 1 year ago )