Entries by Mireya Eavey

SARASOTA COUNTY FUNDING FOR SCTI PRECISION MACHINING PROGRAM ADVANCES MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

MANATEE-SARASOTA COUNTIES, FL (June 13, 2013) – The Sarasota County Commissioners have voted unanimously to fund up to $350,000 worth of equipment for a precision machining course to be launched at Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI).  The decision is another successful milestone in a community-wide plan to plug manufacturing skill gaps in our region. That […]

New Skilled-Manufacturing Class Promises Good Job Upon Graduation

MANATEE-SARASOTA COUNTIES, FL (July 11, 2013) – It’s a potential return on investment that is hard to ignore:  The new precision-machining program that begins August 18 at Sarasota County Technical Institute holds the promise of a skilled job with competitive pay upon completion of the one-year course.  That’s because local manufacturers helped design the curriculum […]

Precision-machining lab is result of great cooperation

The finishing touches are being put on a new precision-machining lab at the Sarasota County Technical Institute. But as important as that training program is to filling a serious shortage of high-skilled manufacturing employees locally, the way it came about and what it says about what happens when organizations work together in our community might […]

BUSINESS BUZZ: CareerEdge; dental hygienist anesthesia course; Red Hott Press; Manatee Glens

The CareerEdge Funders Collaborative of Manatee and Sarasota counties has received the 2013 Chairman’s Award for Exemplary Collaborative from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, a national philanthropic initiative. CareerEdge said it was chosen for its measurable results in job and skill training in growth industries, in some cases exceeding its goals by more than […]

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative of Bradenton, Florida Receives National Award for Exemplary Excellence

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS), a national philanthropic initiative leading the advancement of low-wage workers and unemployed into family-supporting jobs, has named the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative in Bradenton, Florida, as a recipient of its 2013 Chairman’s Award for Exemplary Collaborative. The CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, led by Executive Director Nathalie deWolf, is the first […]

$205,210 in training money for health care

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a Bradenton-based nonprofit that seeks to match workers with employers by boosting skill levels in Southwest Florida, said it has awarded $205,210 in grants to area health care providers and also revived a Manatee-Sarasota county consortium aimed at improving workforce development in the sector. The five employers who received grants from CareerEdge […]

CAREEREDGE AWARDS GRANTS, REVIVES COLLABORATIVE TO ADVANCE REGIONS HEALTHCARE WORKERS

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has awarded five grants totaling $205,210 to help Sarasota and Manatee healthcare providers train workers for higher-skilled, better-paying positions in 2013.  CareerEdge also recently revived a bi-county consortium of employers, educators, and community agencies focused on improving workforce development in the healthcare sector. The five employers receiving grants from CareerEdge to partially […]

Chase to work with CareerEdge

Chase Bank has joined CareerEdge, a nonprofit whose mission includes raising money for workforce development and training in Bradenton and Sarasota counties as a new partner and member of its investors group. CareerEdge said Chase’s support will help it build on its success in the health care sector and expand services into manufacturing in 2013. […]

Jobs Group Brings in $165K

January 08, 2013 SARAOSTA-MANATEE — CareerEdge, a nonprofit work force development and employee training organization, raised $165,000 in the fourth quarter. Chase Bank is the latest business to invest in the organization, according to a release. The bank, which gave $30,000 to CareerEdge, is currently undergoing a major expansion in branches on the Gulf Coast […]