Expanding Economic Opportunity
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?

Bridges to Careers Open House  

St. Petersburg College has partnered with CareerEdge and their Bridges to Careers program. The program will enable you to enroll in SPC’s LINCS Supply Chain Management non-credit courses as well as develop the soft skills you need to succeed in any business. Come learn from leading professionals on Thursday, June 25 from 5:00-6:30pm about how to start your career in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics! REGISTER TODAY

Industry Experience Tours 

CareerEdge has once again partnered with Sarasota County Schools for a day of Industry Experience Tours to some of the region’s top employers, this time to educate our Middle School Principals and Vice Principals on career opportunities in today’s exciting healthcare and manufacturing markets. The more that our educators know about leading industries and career pathways, the better support they can provide to our children. click here for photos

Internship Reimbursement Program

CareerEdge will reimburse an employer up to $1,000 per student. Employer will pay a minimum $10.00/hour to participating students. Funding will be awarded through grants offered by CareerEdge once the program is completed. Interested students and employers click here

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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