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'Building the Talent Pipeline' is theme for GCDC event
MONROE - The Green County Development Corporation's annual dinner will be held at 6 p.m. May 8 in the Grand Ballroom of Turner Hall.

A social time begins at 4:30 p.m., with dinner afterward followed by GCDC updates, award presentations and the keynote speaker. The dinner includes presentation of the annual Outstanding Business Award and the Richard B. Schmied Leadership Award.

Jason A. Tyszko, executive director of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the dinner and will discuss growing tomorrow's workers in "Building the Talent Pipeline."

Ensuring a skilled and job-ready workforce is a common concern for many employers, who identify the talent pipeline as one of the greatest challenges they face today. Tyszko is an expert in making the business/education connection to build the talent pipeline and how to make and strengthen strategic talent-building relationships between local businesses and K-12/post-secondary schools.

Tickets for the dinner also include a follow-up question-and-answer session with Tyszko from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 9 at the Enterprise Center at the north end of Blackhawk Technical College's Monroe campus, 210 4th Ave.

Guests may enter through the north door of BTC, across from Alp and Dell Cheese Store.

Tickets cost $40 and may be purchased individually or as tables of eight.

A link to order tickets is available on GCDC's Facebook page or its website at Tickets can also be purchased by calling 328-9452 or by emailing If a vegetarian entree is preferred, indicate so when ordering tickets.

The deadline to reserve tickets is April 23.