Entries by Mireya Eavey

What Does Tax Reform Mean for Low- and Moderate-Income Workers?

Mireya Eavey, Executive Director of CareerEdge and Sarasota Area President of United Way Suncoast, was a part of a panel for the Aspen Institute.  The group discussed tax reform and the impact it has on low-income workers.  CareerEdge works to help up skill low wage workers to high-demand/career-laddering positions. Tax reform plays a large role […]

CareerEdge and Manatee Technical College Express Courses

Tuition-free plumbing and electrical express courses, funded by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, will be offered at Manatee Technical College.  Orientation for all interested individuals will be held on June 15th at 6pm at Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Rd. 70 East, Bradenton Fl 34203. Upon completing both courses, students will become certified in multiple industry recognized […]

CareerEdge Spearheading Short-Term Certification Programs SRQ Magazine

SRQ Magazine shared information on the CareerEdge funded plumbing and electrician express courses at Manatee Technical College.  Over 100 individuals showed up for the information session in hopes of joining the classes.  Plumbing and electricians are both in high-demand, with employers actively searching for qualified workers.  To read more about the express courses, click here. The […]

New Fast-Track Training Program Assists Aspiring Auto Mechanics

CareerEdge tuition free automotive technician program starts July 17, 2017.  Candidates must go through an interviewing process with Gettel Automotive and once hired they will receive $12 an hour; while they are enrolled in the 10 week night course at Suncoast Technical College. To read more about the program in 941CEO, click here.

Bridges to Careers & Charlotte Technical College

Bridges to Careers has played a remarkable role in the education of students at Charlotte Technical College (CTC).  Through soft skills training, such as: communication, resume writing, interviewing, professionalism, mentoring and tutoring, students have been graduating from CTC with exceptional skills to start their career with.  Employers applaud the addition of Bridges to Careers in […]

CareerEdge Spearheading Short-Term Certification Programs

Released: June 12, 2017 Sarasota, FL: Given the high demand for skilled workers in our region, CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with educational institutions to provide short-term “express” programs in order to quickly move individuals into apprenticeship-based occupations in the trades. One such program is targeting automotive mechanics. CareerEdge is partnering with Suncoast Technical College […]

Tuition-free express classes at MTC

(Bradenton, FL—June 9, 2017) Manatee Technical College in partnership with CareerEdge will offer Express Classes in Plumbing and Electrician that will be tuition free for 15 individuals in each program. The information session to learn more about this opportunity will be at MTC at 6:00 p.m. on June 15. “The construction trades are experiencing a […]

CareerEdge Illustrates Regional Impact in 2010-2016 Report

Released: May 23, 2017 Sarasota, FL.: Since CareerEdge Funders Collaborative began seven years ago, data has been collected to showcase the impact the non-profit and its funders have had on the community. The organization has just released a report which captures the measurable outcomes that have resulted from investments made by CareerEdge and its partners […]

Plumbing Students Enter In-Demand Field

Released: May 25, 2017 Sarasota FL.: The plumbing trade recently welcomed 12 new graduates of Suncoast Technical College’s Plumbing Technician program at a ceremony at the college on May 24th. The students participated in a special tuition-free, nine month certification class sponsored by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. The program is part of CareerEdge’s effort to recruit […]

Where are the Jobs? – CareerEdge Creates Career Awareness Guide

Released: April 3, 2017 Sarasota, FL.: Local workforce development non-profit, CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, has created a career guide to assist students in the region with choosing a pathway to a career. The Where are the Jobs? guide features high-demand jobs, the average wages and the educational pathways needed to obtain each occupation. The goal of […]