CLEVELAND, OHIO, October 7, 2015 — Tools for Schools™ (TFS) announced that company founder Mark C. Perna will address Florida’s Lake County Workforce Taskforce on October 13 in a presentation titled, “Maximizing Performance and Retention with Gen Y and Z.”

A workforce development expert, Mr. Perna will focus on organization recruitment, retention, and performance rates in the fast-paced business world of the 21st century. Businesses of all sizes will benefit from strategies and key generational insights for success in education and workforce development, with the end goal of keeping employees engaged and enthusiastic while improving their performance.

The Lake County Workforce Taskforce is a newly formed initiative spearheaded by the Lake County Economic Growth Department to support business in Florida’s Lake County. “We are excited to offer this presentation to business owners, taskforce members and those teaching and training the upcoming workforce so that they may better understand how to tap into the unique skillsets of our future generation of employees,” said Erika Greene, Lake County Economic Development & Tourism coordinator.

The free event is sponsored by the Lake County Economic Growth Department, Lake Technical College and CareerSource Central Florida. Additional partners include Lake County Schools, Lake-Sumter State College, The University of Central Florida, Goodwill Industries, The SBDC at UCF-Lake County and the Business Opportunity Centers, Lake County Library System, Lake County Probation Services, the Chamber Alliance and the Lake County Education Foundation.

The presentation is scheduled from 8:30–10:30am and will be held at Lake Technical College’s Institute of Public Safety, 1565 Lane Park Cut-Off, Tavares, FL 32778. Seating is limited. To attend, RSVP online at For more information on the Lake County Workforce Taskforce, or for businesses or organizations interested in partnership, contact Erika Greene at 352.742.3923.

About Mark C. Perna and TFS
TFS, whose mission is to share and support its clients’ desire to make a difference, is a full-service strategic consulting firm founded by national workforce development expert Mark C. Perna. Mark, a noted voice on Generations Y and Z, has many years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and has devoted his career to education and workforce training. At TFS, Mark heads an energetic team of talented professionals who share his vision of making a bigger difference, working with educators and employers of all sizes nationwide to deliver significant gains in recruitment, retention, and performance rates.