Entries by Mireya Eavey

The Value of Internships

CareerEdge recently had the opportunity to talk with 4 interns from the Internship Reimbursement Program.  CareerEdge received tours of the organizations where the college students worked throughout the summer, and spoke with them about their experiences.  The young professionals expressed their appreciation for having a job that not only helped to support them financially, but […]

Rubio’s staff visiting PGT to explore skills gap and workforce policy

Senator Marco Rubio’s staff visited PGT industries October 4, 2017.  CareerEdge shared the importance of collaboration between employers and workforce development organizations in the closing of skills gaps and getting people jobs.  To learn more about the visit, read an article by the Sarasota Herald Tribune, here. The full press release for the visit can be […]

Senator Marco Rubio’s Staff to Visit PGT Industries

Sarasota FL. (September 29): CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a southwest Florida workforce development non-profit, has arranged for Senator Marco Rubio’s staff to visit local Venice-based window manufacturer PGT Custom Windows + Doors, a subsidiary of PGT Innovations, on Wednesday October 4 in order to highlight the importance of supporting industry-led partnerships, apprenticeships and other work-based learning […]

CareerEdge Announces First Express Class Graduation

CareerEdge has graduated its first Express Program, the Automotive Technician Program at Suncoast Technical College. The automotive industry is facing a shortage in skilled workers to fill vacant positions as mechanics.  CareerEdge has stepped in to fill the gap and help train new employees for local car dealership Gettel Automotive. To read the full press […]

STC, CareerEdge Partner for Certification Program

CareerEdge and Suncoast Technical College are teaming up again for a tuition-free Plumbing Technician course.  The class will be 9 months long and will meet Monday -Friday 7:30am-2:15pm.  An information session will take place in August for all interested applicants.  See the flyer below for more information. To see the story in SRQ magazine, click […]

Automotive Technician Program

Automotive Technician Express Program  CareerEdge and Gettel Automotive have joined together to offer a tuition-free automotive technician express class at Suncoast Technical College.  After completing the application process, 10 students have started the express class and will receive a starting wage of $12 an hour.  Once they have completed the course, the group will then […]

Summer Newsletter 2017

Check out the 2017 Summer Newsletter Content Includes: CareerEdge Partnership with Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Tuition Free Express Courses Tax Reform at Aspen Institute Bridges to Careers at Charlotte Technical College Plumbing Graduates CNA Graduates Partner Spotlight: Healthcare

What Does Tax Reform Mean for Low- and Moderate-Income Workers?

Executive Director of CareerEdge and United Way Suncoast Sarasota Area President, Mireya Eavey, recently sat on a panel for the Aspen Institute to discuss tax reform and the effects it has on low-income families.  The panel also included Alex Brill of the American Enterprise Institute and Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness.  The […]