Entries by Mireya Eavey

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and SunCoast Trucking Academy Partner to Increase Highly Skilled Drivers in the Region

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, in partnership with Suncoast Trucking Academy, is funding a core skills training program called Bridges to Careers as an added component to the Academy’s already sought-after Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training and certification program. This collaboration is part of CareerEdge’s expansion into the Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TDL) sector, as well as […]

Sun Hydraulics Robotics Challenge

SAMA has a long history of supporting workforce education. Initiatives encompass a wide range of activities; all intended to help create a viable workforce for manufacturing. One of the many ways we do this is to provide mentoring, promotional, technical, and financial support to projects such as the Jungle Robotics Team. This year the team will […]

Blake Medical Awarding Medical Scholarships

Blake Medical Center Auxiliary Inc., awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in the field of medicine. These scholarships are awarded once an academic year. The number and amount of awards is based on the yearly budget set by the Executive Board of the Auxiliary. PLEASE NOTE: Students applying for our scholarship must […]

Mark Pritchett Named GCCF President and CEO

About Gulf Coast Community Foundation Together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of more than 600 families who have established […]

JPMorgan Chase Releases Statewide Study on Homelessness in Florida

Dear Friends, A year ago our firm partnered with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness to lead the development of a comprehensive report that would serve as a roadmap to end homelessness across our state. I am pleased to inform you that the report “The Path Forward: Rethinking Solutions for Homelessness in Florida” written by […]

CareerEdge Invited to Present Study at Washington, D.C., Conference

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a nationally-designated Funder for Workforce Solutions that started in the Bradenton area six years ago, will present its recent study at a conference next week in Washington, D.C. Mireya Eavey, Executive Director of CareerEdge, has been invited to present the organization’s recent case study, “The Power of Partnership,” at the closing session […]


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 […]