Entries by Mireya Eavey


With new CEO at its helm, Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation backs CareerEdge Funders Collaborative Local workers will now have more opportunities to receive the specialized training they need to earn higher wages, thanks to funding from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation. Officially beginning work today, newly instated Barancik Foundation President and CEO Teri A […]

Barancik Funds CareerEdge Training Program

CareerEdge Funders announced a new $250,000 effort to fund training for targeted career fields. The Barancik Foundation provided a grant to fund the program, the first major move from the foundation under new President and CEO Teri A. Hansen. “CareerEdge’s innovative approach to workforce development will fuel the mending economy and lead to greater economic […]

CNC Machining in Our Region – Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead

If you’re a company or worker in the manufacturing sector than you’ve noticed the difference CareerEdge Funders is making in the industry. A 2012 Skills Gap Study commissioned by CareerEdge Funders revealed regional employers have major concerns regarding the lack of talented workers available, the quality of training produced by our educators and the lack of soft […]

Gulf Coast Community Indicators

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation believes that the measure of a community is the credence it puts in just that: measurement of the community. Their new website, Gulf Coast Community Indicators, aggregates and monitors indicators that tell the story of Florida’s Gulf Coast region—specifically Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. By analyzing and then planning action […]

Newsletter April 2015

April 2015 Newsletter Content Includes: 2014 CareerEdge Outcomes Funding for Local Manufacturing Employers Internship Reimbursement Program Gulf Coast Community Foundation Indicators Unemployment Rated are Down

Advocacy on behalf of SCF

I am very concerned about the impacts of Senate Bill 1252 on my community’s college, the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and I urge you to not support this bill. The State College of Florida plays a central role in the higher education of our community. The college provides a low-cost start for many students […]

Negative Impact of SB 1252 on MTC

Negative Impact of SB 1252 on MTC If passed, SB 1252 will force Manatee Technical College to drop “college” from its name. This bill undermines the reasons for changing the name to college to begin with, goes against a local decision, confuses potential students, and creates undue financial burden on the college and community.   […]

Customer Success & Employee Prosperity: Optimax Systems

Optimax Systems, based in Rochester, grew from a struggling startup to a major player in the optics manufacturing sector. Optimax achieves operational excellence by investing in cutting-edge technology, advancing its people, and sharing 25% of monthly profits with employees. Learn more from The Hitachi Foundation’s Good Work Blog: http://bit.ly/1EADgdu 

Hire an Intern

CareerEdge was recently awarded funding to address industry skill gaps in this region, as well as to address the lack of experience & barriers students face while enrolled in higher education institutions. CareerEdge is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind internship program to eliminate barriers for students while helping them obtain the necessary […]