Expanding Economic Opportunity
in Florida's Gulf Coast Region


Building Strong Relationships
in Florida's Gulf Coast Region


Creating Employment Opportunities
in Florida's Gulf Coast Region


Expanding Career Opportunities
in Florida's Gulf Coast Region

Get to know CareerEdge

CareerEdge is dedicated to helping area employers meet the challenges of a fast-changing economy. One of the principal ways we do that is by filling the worker “skill gaps” that prevent leading employers from achieving stronger rates of revenue growth.

MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide an exceptional labor force to a region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships.

VISION STATEMENT: CareerEdge will be known as the region’s distinguished workforce development organization that promotes economic prosperity through strong employer-labor and community partnerships.

CareerEdge is the first Funders Collaborative designated as a National Fund for Workforce Solutions site in the Southeastern US. The collaborative uses donated funds to create a skilled labor pool in the Manatee-Sarasota region and helps local employers find the talent they need. Learn more about how we fulfill this vital mission and how you can help drive economic development in the Manatee-Sarasota region.

$5.8 Million

In Investments


Individuals Served


New Jobs Created


Certificates/Degrees Earned

$22 Million

New Wages & Raises

What’s New?

1st Annual Florida HAAS Technical Education Center (HTEC) Conference!

The event will offer multiple opportunities for educators and manufacturers to learn new concepts to improve the overall manufacturing workforce training effort. Attendees will be able to meet instructors from other schools and colleges, see new manufacturing technologies from vendors and network with their peers.


CareerEdge Provides Internship Reimbursement Dollars

CareerEdge will reimburse up to $1,500 per intern to employers paying a minimum of $10.00/hour to participating students. This program will helps students obtain the necessary skills required to succeed in today’s work environment, while also providing financial incentives for local employers who utilize interns in high demand industries.


CareerEdge Director Mireya Eavey Receives 2015 International Stevie Award

Mireya Eavey, Executive Director of Sarasota’s CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, was named Female Executive of the Year in the international 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the category of government or nonprofit with 10 or fewer employees. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories, and winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide


2014 Evaluator Report on Outcomes and Impacts

 $5.8 Million in Investments
 2,565 Individuals Served
 825 Jobs Created
 5,318 Certificates/Degrees Earned
 $22 Million in New Wages and Raises

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CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and St. Petersburg College (SPC) have partnered to provide training to strengthen the region’s growing transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) workforce. The partnership, TDL Tampa Bay, is funded through a grant CareerEdge received from Jobs for the Future. CareerEdge has been awarded $220,000 to train 300 individuals over the next two years and provide them support and job placement services. The projects will connect underrepresented populations to the industry, with each site committing to serve at least 25 percent female participants.

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