Entries by Mireya Eavey

Federal Aid Assistance for Sarasota County Students

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 25, 2018) — The Talent4Tomorrow Partnership, a community collaboration targeting local college attainment rates, is offering free assistance to Sarasota County families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Trained community volunteers from CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, UnidosNow and United Way Suncoast, as well as financial aid officers from Ringling […]

Governor Scott Awards Grant to MTC

Governor Rick Scott visited Manatee Technical College to award the first grant from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.  The grant is for $201,500 in funding  from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). This funding will support the purchase of high-tech equipment needed to expand the workforce training programs in Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology, which […]

Regional Director for Senator Nelson Visits Healthcare Collaborative

In December 2017, Senator Nelson’s Regional Director, Alicia Tighe, visited the CareerEdge Healthcare Collaborative meeting to gather policy feedback from the participants. One such concern is the need to expand Pell Grants for short-term training programs. In-demand positions such as CNAs, phlebotomists and other certifications are not Pell-eligible, yet these technical careers and middle-skill jobs […]

6 Local Dealerships Partner to Train Automotive Technicians

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).  Students will be selected for an “express” automotive technician course at the college and will gain employment with […]

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 […]