Entries by Mireya Eavey

Eavey Returns to CareerEdge

MANATEE-SARASOTA COUNTIES, FL (January 14, 2014) – Mireya Eavey has rejoined CareerEdge as executive director of the regional workforce-development collaborative.  Eavey served as the organization’s original director from 2010 to early 2013. “Mireya has a real passion for helping people transform their lives by improving their job skills and advancing their careers,” said Commissioner Joseph […]

CareerEdge Awards Grants to Bring New Manufacturing Jobs to the Region

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has awarded five grants totaling almost $150,000 to help Sarasota and Manatee manufacturers train workers in a number of key skill areas.  One grant in particular—to new area employer Air Products and Chemicals—has already had significant impact. First identified by the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation in its continuing efforts to attract […]

$150,000 Awarded to Train 217 Workers in Needed Skills

The biggest of those grants went to Air Products and Chemicals, which is gearing up to make giant liquid natural gas conversion devices in Manatee County, near Port Manatee. CareerEdge also made grants to four other existing manufacturers in the region: Radiant Power, Mustang Vacuum Systems, Eaton Aerospace and KHS. The grants, the nonprofit noted, […]

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 […]