Entries by Mireya Eavey

Manatee Technical College Job Fair

Manatee Technical College in partnership with CareerEdge offered a Express Class in Plumbing and Electrician that was tuition free for 15 individuals in each program.  Culminating the program was a job fair for the graduates, featuring 10 local employers from plumbing and electrical companies.  Starting wages for these entry-level plumbing and electrical technician positions are approximately $15 per hour, […]

The Value of Internships

CareerEdge recently had the opportunity to talk with 4 interns from the Internship Reimbursement Program.  CareerEdge received tours of the organizations where the college students worked throughout the summer, and spoke with them about their experiences.  The young professionals expressed their appreciation for having a job that not only helped to support them financially, but […]

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 […]