Entries by Mireya Eavey

Sarasota County Students Talk Career Pathways with Local Engineers

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 8, 2018) — The Talent4Tomorrow Partnership, CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and Sarasota County Schools Career and Technical Education Program hosted the 3rd annual “Experience Engineering Luncheon” on Friday, February 2nd at Suncoast Technical College. 125 high school juniors and seniors met with engineers from 22 local companies […]

Winter Newsletter 2018

Check out the 2018 CareerEdge Winter Newsletter Contents Include: CareerEdge Unites Local Dealerships to Support Automotive Careers Senator Nelson’s Regional Director Visits Healthcare Collaborative Workforce Forum in St. Petersburg Regional Competitiveness Report 2018 PERC, Pinellas County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition Middle School College Campus Tours 2017 Internship Reimbursement Program

CareerEdge Hosts National Workforce Development Meeting

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions, which has a network of 33 regional collaboratives in 26 states, gathered for a Site Director meeting this month in Tampa and was hosted by local National Fund member CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. The National Fund is a Washington D.C. based non-profit that focuses on economic and workforce prosperity by […]

Sarasota County Students Receive Financial Aid Assistance

  The Talent4Tomorrow Partnership, a community collaboration targeting local college attainment rates, is offering free assistance to Sarasota County families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn More About This Opportunity: Press Release Sarasota Herald Tribune FAFSA Lab Photos

Federal Aid Assistance for Sarasota County Students

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 25, 2018) — The Talent4Tomorrow Partnership, a community collaboration targeting local college attainment rates, is offering free assistance to Sarasota County families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Trained community volunteers from CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, UnidosNow and United Way Suncoast, as well as financial aid officers from Ringling […]

Governor Scott Awards Grant to MTC

Governor Rick Scott visited Manatee Technical College to award the first grant from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.  The grant is for $201,500 in funding  from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). This funding will support the purchase of high-tech equipment needed to expand the workforce training programs in Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology, which […]

Regional Director for Senator Nelson Visits Healthcare Collaborative

In December 2017, Senator Nelson’s Regional Director, Alicia Tighe, visited the CareerEdge Healthcare Collaborative meeting to gather policy feedback from the participants. One such concern is the need to expand Pell Grants for short-term training programs. In-demand positions such as CNAs, phlebotomists and other certifications are not Pell-eligible, yet these technical careers and middle-skill jobs […]

6 Local Dealerships Partner to Train Automotive Technicians

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, in its ongoing mission to connect people to high demand, career-laddering occupations in the region, is partnering with six local automotive dealerships to offer a free short-term technician training program at Suncoast Technical College(STC).  Students will be selected for an “express” automotive technician course at the college and will gain employment with […]