Entries by Mireya Eavey

Rubio’s staff visiting PGT to explore skills gap and workforce policy

Senator Marco Rubio’s staff visited PGT industries October 4, 2017.  CareerEdge shared the importance of collaboration between employers and workforce development organizations in the closing of skills gaps and getting people jobs.  To learn more about the visit, read an article by the Sarasota Herald Tribune, here. The full press release for the visit can be […]

Senator Marco Rubio’s Staff to Visit PGT Industries

Sarasota FL. (September 29): CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a southwest Florida workforce development non-profit, has arranged for Senator Marco Rubio’s staff to visit local Venice-based window manufacturer PGT Custom Windows + Doors, a subsidiary of PGT Innovations, on Wednesday October 4 in order to highlight the importance of supporting industry-led partnerships, apprenticeships and other work-based learning […]

CareerEdge Announces First Express Class Graduation

CareerEdge has graduated its first Express Program, the Automotive Technician Program at Suncoast Technical College. The automotive industry is facing a shortage in skilled workers to fill vacant positions as mechanics.  CareerEdge has stepped in to fill the gap and help train new employees for local car dealership Gettel Automotive. To read the full press […]

CareerEdge Helps Poverty Rate in St. Petersburg Reach All Time Low

This year, the U.S. Census registered a rapid decline in African Americans in poverty, pacing well ahead of non-blacks in the city, and blacks elsewhere in Florida. CareerEdge has stepped in to assist with raising individuals out of poverty as a partner in the St. Petersburg 2020 Plan.  The group launched in 2014 with 100 partners supporting […]

Career Quest College Savings Program

United Way Suncoast and CareerEdge have partnered to create a college savings/ work experience program for low income high school students in Sarasota County.  Employers who hire a paid intern can receive up to $1000 in reimbursement and the students get a valuable career experience.  Students also are involved in a college saving program which […]

STC, CareerEdge Partner for Certification Program

CareerEdge and Suncoast Technical College are teaming up again for a tuition-free Plumbing Technician course.  The class will be 9 months long and will meet Monday -Friday 7:30am-2:15pm.  An information session will take place in August for all interested applicants.  See the flyer below for more information. To see the story in SRQ magazine, click […]

Automotive Technician Program

Automotive Technician Express Program  CareerEdge and Gettel Automotive have joined together to offer a tuition-free automotive technician express class at Suncoast Technical College.  After completing the application process, 10 students have started the express class and will receive a starting wage of $12 an hour.  Once they have completed the course, the group will then […]