Entries by Mireya Eavey

CareerEdge Partners with 6 Local Dealerships to Fund Automotive Technician Program

Sarasota, FL (December 14, 2017): CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, in its ongoing mission to connect people to high demand, career-laddering occupations in the region, is partnering with six local automotive dealerships to offer a free short-term technician training program at Suncoast Technical College(STC). Piloted this past fall with a class of ten Gettel Automotive entry-level employees, […]

Free CNA Training With Full-Time Employment

Individuals looking to start a new career in healthcare have found the perfect opportunity with the Tidewell Hospice and CareerEdge training for Certified Nursing Assistants. The training is FREE and if the students’ complete the course successfully, they will also gain full-time employment with Tidewell.  Healthcare is the fastest growing industry in our region and […]

Program offers prospective CNAs free training, guaranteed employment

  Sarasota, FL. (December 5, 2017): Tidewell Hospice, the American Red Cross and CareerEdge are offering a free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program with guaranteed employment for eligible participants interested in a healthcare career. Thanks to an anonymous donor with Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the organizations are offering this opportunity for those who would […]

Talent4Tomorrow College Preparation Grant

CareerEdge and Talent4Tomorrow were awarded a grant from the Florida Philanthropic Network for work in college access and success. The partnership, which includes CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, will use the funds to grow college preparedness, access, and achievement in Sarasota County. With the grant, families will receive more information on college financial services, high-demand jobs and […]

PERC Tiny Homes

CareerEdge, Pinellas County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition (PERC) and Pinellas Technical College are partnering to help re-entering individuals earn Carpentry Certifications, OSHA and hands-on experience in construction trades. This program, called Second Chance Tiny Homes, allows students to work on building these small homes to acquire hours and experience throughout the class. The program also provides […]

Middle School College Campus Tours

CareerEdge Helps Middle Schoolers Visit College Campuses CareerEdge and the Education Foundation of Sarasota County have partnered to coordinate local college campus visits for Sarasota County 7th graders.  The tours are designed to help increase college attainment and to raise awareness for the many resources available to students to help them get to college.  The […]

CareerEdge, MTC Completes Successful Pilot Program

Given the high demand for skilled workers in our region, CareerEdge is partnering with local educational institutions to provide short-term programs in order to quickly move individuals into apprenticeship-based occupations in the trades. CareerEdge partnered with Manatee Technical College on the Plumbing and Electrician programs by helping to recruit individuals, providing funding for the courses […]

CareerEdge Partners with Manatee Technical College to Fill Plumbing and Electrical Jobs

  Sarasota FL. (October 31, 2017): CareerEdge Funders Collaborative announces the completion of another “express” training course with the graduation of 16 individuals in Manatee Technical College’s pilot program in Plumbing and Electrical service. Given the high demand for skilled workers in our region, CareerEdge is partnering with local educational institutions to provide short-term programs […]

Sarasota County’s Working Population and Future Change

The Sarasota Herald Tribune shared a series on the major impact of population growth, age and skills gaps in our working population and other important economic factors.  Mireya Eavey, Executive Director of CareerEdge and Sarasota Area President of United Way Suncoast, and other CareerEdge Funders all offered expertise on these topics and how we can better prepare […]