Upstate, SC [November 7, 2016] – More than 100 school board members, district superintendents, business leaders from across the Upstate region are expected to participate in the third meeting of this group, which is being coordinated by Ten at the Top (TATT) and will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 1:30-4:00 pm at the MT Anderson Support Center in Greenville.

    There are 23 public school districts within the ten counties of the Upstate. The November 10th meeting will provide leaders from the districts as well as economic and workforce development organization representatives with an interactive discussion about bridging the gap between the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate and the needs of our region’s businesses and industry.
    The meeting will include a more in depth look at what the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate is and how the Upstate school districts are working to achieve the goal. There will also be a Local Business Leaders Panel Discussion that will focus on the characteristics that Upstate businesses are looking for when hiring recent graduates. The panelists include: Leigh Anna Compton, Director of Human Relations, Group of Patriots; DJ Doherty, Partner, Mavin Construction; Rick Grooms, Vice President of Human Resources, AnMed Health; andJanet Krupka, Director of Recruiting, Michelin North America.

    Following the panel discussion, attendees will participate in table discussions which will focus on answering the question, what are the consistencies, or differences, between the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate and what local businesses need? And how can we bridge the gap to ensue students are prepared for employment?
    A networking reception will follow the meeting where students, school board members, superintendents, and business leaders will have the opportunity to further the conversations and create lasting connections.

    About Ten at the Top

    Comprised of public, private and civic leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top was created to build regional trust and encourage regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to address key issues facing the region. Ten at the Top works with regional partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow. For more information, visit