Entries by Mireya Eavey

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. As healthcare is the fastest growing field in our region, CareerEdge wanted to foster an interest from the Senator about some of the collaborative member’s legislative concerns. One such concern is the need for the expansion of the Pell Grant […]

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 […]

CareerEdge Partners with 6 Local Dealerships to Fund Automotive Technician Program

Sarasota, FL (December 14, 2017): 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). Piloted this past fall with a class of ten Gettel Automotive entry-level employees, […]

Free CNA Training With Full-Time Employment

Individuals looking to start a new career in healthcare have found the perfect opportunity with the Tidewell Hospice and CareerEdge training for Certified Nursing Assistants. The training is FREE and if the students’ complete the course successfully, they will also gain full-time employment with Tidewell.  Healthcare is the fastest growing industry in our region and […]

Program offers prospective CNAs free training, guaranteed employment

  Sarasota, FL. (December 5, 2017): Tidewell Hospice, the American Red Cross and CareerEdge are offering a free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program with guaranteed employment for eligible participants interested in a healthcare career. Thanks to an anonymous donor with Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the organizations are offering this opportunity for those who would […]

Talent4Tomorrow College Preparation Grant

CareerEdge and Talent4Tomorrow were awarded a grant from the Florida Philanthropic Network for work in college access and success. The partnership, which includes CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, will use the funds to grow college preparedness, access, and achievement in Sarasota County. With the grant, families will receive more information on college financial services, high-demand jobs and […]

PERC Tiny Homes

CareerEdge, Pinellas Ex Offender Re Entry Coalition (PERC) and Pinellas Technical College have partnered to help re-entering individuals earn carpentry certification, OSHA and hands-on experience in construction trades. Students worked on building tiny homes to build hours and experience throughout the class. The mission of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and […]