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‘Partners for Success’ networking event brings together businesses and the future workforce

Release Date: April 14, 2014

LEESBURG – The inaugural “Partners for Success” networking event, which seeks to connect business leaders with the future workforce, will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the Lake-Sumter State College gymnasium, 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.

From culinary arts to manufacturing to mobile application development, business leaders, entrepreneurs and human resource professionals are invited to experience the innovative training Lake County students are receiving through career academies and programs. Lake Tech, Lake-Sumter State College and Lake County Schools’ students trained in various technical skills will mix and mingle with business professionals during the event.

“Partners for Success is the first step in a community-wide effort to bring together the business community and future workforce,” said Robert Chandler, Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Department director. “For our local business leaders, participation in an event like this is critical in molding the student training programs needed to help create a strong community-based workforce. For our students, this is an ideal opportunity to showcase their skills for potential future employers.”

The event is made possible through a partnership between the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department, Lake County Schools, Lake-Sumter State College, Lake Tech and the Lake County Chamber Alliance. Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Conner will present the opening speech.

The event will be formatted as an open house, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Partners for Success event, contact Nancy Muenzmay at

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851

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