Entries by Mireya Eavey

CareerEdge Puts Unemployed to Work with Bridges to Careers

MANATEE/SARASOTA, FL (September 29, 2011) – CareerEdge Funders Collaborative Manatee Sarasota will celebrate the graduation of 10 individuals from its “Bridges to Careers” workforce-readiness training on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Seven of the 10 previously unemployed workers in this inaugural training class have already secured full-time jobs with a local manufacturer. “It felt great to make […]

In Tough Economy, CareerEdge Charts 159 New Jobs, 84 Worker Raises

MANATEE/SARASOTA, FL (September 15, 2011) – Amid lingering double-digit unemployment and the recurring threat of a double-dip recession, there is a bright spot in the Sarasota-Manatee region. CareerEdge, a nonprofit workforce-development initiative, is helping local employers create and fill real jobs with skilled workers. It is helping incumbent workers in the healthcare sector gain new […]

CareerEdge Receives Microsoft ‘Elevate America’ Grant

Careeredge Funders Collaborative Receives Elevate America Community Initiative Grant From Microsoft Grant Will Fund Program To Help Underserved Populations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties Find Jobs Sarasota, FL – CareerEdge announced that Microsoft  has awarded $209,000 in cash as well as the software needed to help the organization offer technology skills training and job placement services […]

Employers New Edge

Rod Millington CareerEdge Executive Director Mireya Eavey, with Michelle Callan, PGT’s university manager, distributer education. The company, a windows and doors manufacturer in North Venice, is pleased with the employee-training programs offered by the Bradenton-based nonprofit. When PGT Inc. CEO Rod Hershberger wanted to expand production for the North Venice custom windows and doors manufacturer, […]

Bank of America Supports Work of CareerEdge with $75,000 Grant

The grant will help further CareerEdge’s efforts to expand its programs and its reach, increasing the number of low- and mid-wage individuals in Manatee and Sarasota counties who receive skills assessment and training through their employers in order to improve their employment opportunities. “Pervasive unemployment is a critical issue and low-income populations are often the […]

Tervis to Launch Career Development Program

CareerEdge, an area nonprofit that helps low-wage workers improve their skills and local businesses to find skilled employees, today announced it has partnered with State College of Florida Workforce Solutions, United Way of Sarasota, Inc. and Tervis to provide the Florida Ready to Work placement test to 70 applicants and launch a career ladder development […]

CareerEdge to Provide Job Placement Tests

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 13, 2011) – CareerEdge, an area nonprofit that helps low-wage workers improve their skills and local businesses to find skilled employees, today announced it has partnered with State College of Florida Workforce Solutions to provide the Florida Ready to Work placement test to 150 applicants. CareerEdge, through a grant from Microsoft’s Elevate […]

Bridges To Careers For Low-Skilled Workers In Manatee, Sarasota

A new service being launched by CareerEdge will help build new careers for healthcare workers in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Seeded with a $75,000 grant from Jane’s Trust, the pilot program will focus on preparing young residents in low-income areas for career-path jobs through training and support services. It will primarily target the neighborhoods of […]

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative Announces New Healthcare Workforce Grants

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative announces new healthcare workforce grants totaling $289,619 over the next 12- months to five healthcare organizations in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  CareerEdge will develop a partnership with the healthcare employers they are funding to assist employers in identifying, understanding and addressing the challenges they are experiencing in hiring, retaining and advancing their […]

National designation for local workforce collaborative

Manatee and Sarasota County will become the nation’s newest National Fund for Workforce Solutions site, thanks to work by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative of Manatee & Sarasota (CEFC), formerly known as the Manatee Sarasota Workforce Funders Collaborative. CareerEdge is the only Nationally Designated Funder for Workforce Solutions inFlorida. The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is delighted […]