GOAL scholarship recipients
The Cobb Chamber is the local sponsor of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, an initiative awarding scholarships to students attending technical colleges throughout the state. As part of its GOAL presentation, the Cobb Chamber recognized a winner and finalists from Chattahoochee Technical College with a plaque and scholarship check.
The 2014 GOAL finalists are John Griffin, Criminal Justice Program, nominated by instructor Kathy Alden; Whitney Robledo, Nursing Program, nominated by Cassandra Wyatt; and Jessica Rodefer, Drafting Program, nominated by Brad Cooper.
The 2014 GOAL winner is Johntavious Johnson, Practical Nursing Program, nominated by Shannon Ferdarko. As winner of the local GOAL competition, Johnson will move forward to compete in the regional GOAL competition and serve as an ambassador of technical education and workforce development.
The GOAL scholarships were sponsored by Cobb EMC, Delta Community Credit Union, Gas South, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Six Flags Over Georgia, AT&T and Caraustar.
Cutting EDGE Technology award winners
Derived from Cobb’s Competitive EDGE initiative, the Cutting EDGE awards were created to identify outstanding Cobb-based companies that excel in manufacturing, processing or utilizing high-end technology in innovative ways. The Cobb Chamber and Cobb’s Competitive EDGE recognize the significant ways cutting edge technology has impacted commerce, economic growth and prosperity for Cobb County.
The 2014 Cutting EDGE Technology Award winners are:
● Manhattan Associates won the Cutting EDGE Creator Award. Manhattan has developed the industry’s first platform-based approach to supply chain commerce, designed to anticipate and adapt to the new omni-channel market and provide consistent customer service across all channels;
● Cobb EMC won the Cutting EDGE User Award. Cobb EMC has reduced their operating expenses by over $5 million in just nine months thanks to their use of Smart Grid Technology. The technology has also increased service reliability; and
● Cobb County Government won the Green Tech/Clean Tech Cutting EDGE Award. Cobb County Risk Management is one of the first state of Georgia entities to move its risk management operations to the cloud, setting the example for other offices to become more environmentally conscious.
The 2014 Cutting EDGE Technology Awards were sponsored by GE Energy and Novelis.