Entries by Mireya Eavey

CareerEdge to receive National Attention

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a Bradenton-based group formed to bring workers and employers together, has received an economic development award for its efforts. The International Economic Development Council will give CareerEdge its Human Capital Program Award to recognize the group’s work in workforce development. CareerEdge will be given the award during the council’s annual conference, scheduled […]

CareerEdge Receives $20,000 from Bank of America

MANATEE-SARASOTA, FL  (July 23, 2013) – Bank of America has awarded $20,000 to CareerEdge to support workforce solutions programs in the region. CareerEdge is a nonprofit collaborative whose mission is to provide an exceptional labor force to the Manatee-Sarasota region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships. CareerEdge reported successes this […]

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 […]