The CareerEdge Funders Collaborative of Manatee and Sarasota counties has received the 2013 Chairman’s Award for Exemplary Collaborative from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, a national philanthropic initiative.
CareerEdge said it was chosen for its measurable results in job and skill training in growth industries, in some cases exceeding its goals by more than 200 percent.
National Fund for Workforce Solutions chairman John Padilla said CareerEdge “embodies the award’s spirit, bringing together employers, educators, government, service providers and philanthropic organizations to deliver education and training services that are advancing the careers of lower-income workers and building system capacity.”
Nathalie deWolf, CareerEdge executive director, stressed that the organization’s results are independently verified. A recent study by Urban Market Ventures showed that the $1.54 million in training grants made by CareerEdge over two years added some $14.5 million to the Gulf Coast economy.
Three U.S. organizations received the Chairman’s Award.
Dental-hygienist anesthesia course
The deadline is Friday to sign up for a course to meet a new state requirement that allows registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
“Local Anesthesia: A Course for Dental Hygienists” will be offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6-9 by the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Dental Hygiene Program.
The fee of $1,495 includes breakfast and lunch each day. Registration can be done by phone, mail or in person.
For more information, call the college’s Corporate and Community Development Division at 752-5203, email Cindy Hunter, director of Continuing and Community Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to scf.edu.
See your logo on promotions
Red Hott Press, of Sarasota, says it has a new Web solution at Redhottpress.com that allows businesses, schools and not-for-profit organizations to see their logos on more than 100,000 promotional products.
The new site features a progressive Web design and Payment Card Industry-compliant e-commerce for secure online orders. The site also has videos showing how promotional products work.
Manatee Glens accreditation
The Florida Department of Children and Families gave “Excellent” performance ratings for standards and practices, and client records, in the residential detox program at Manatee Glens Hospital & Addiction Center, in Bradenton.
Now, in addition to the Manatee Glens Hospital and Outpatient Detox, clients can choose to go through detoxification as a resident in the private Addiction Center, Manatee Glens said.