GREENVILLE — The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) Young Careerist committee with members Jenny Bruns (chair), Leigh Fletcher and Karen Sink will host their monthly dinner meeting, Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Brethren Retirement Community’s private dining room at 6:30 p.m.
The program will feature Dr. Lisa Wendel, who is the Career Pathway coordinator for the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). She will discuss “Tackling the Shortage of Skilled Workers to Meet the Demand in Darke County.”
Wendel’s job is to serve as a liaison between business and education to encourage a pipeline of skilled workers from school to business and to promote Darke County students to return to the area to work and raise their families. This position was created to address the talent shortage experienced by local businesses which is a concern heard across the country.
Wendel previously worked in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, principal and superintendent. She worked for the Mississinawa Valley Local School District for 23 years prior to her employment as a Career Pathway coordinator for CIC for the past three years.
The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Anyone interested in learning more about the Greenville BPW Club is invited to attend. The cost of the dinner is $12. For reservations please contact Marilyn Emmons by noon on Monday, Jan. 9 at 937-548-5824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.