CareerEdge To Host Internship Roundtable for Employers

Released: March 24, 2017

Sarasota Fl.: CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a local workforce development non-profit, will host an informational internship roundtable for local employers and educators on Tuesday, April 11th from 8:00AM-9:30AM at its United Way Suncoast office at 1800 2nd St. Suite 102, Sarasota Fl. 34236.

Employers will have an opportunity to learn about CareerEdge’s Internship Reimbursement Program, made possible through a grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, which provides employers with up to $1,500 per intern if they are paid a minimum of $10/hour. The program, which targets high growth sectors such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT, Financial Services, Transportation, and the Construction Trades, incents employers to provide experiential learning to students in order to help develop local talent and support their workforce needs.

Participants will learn how to implement an intern program within their organizations through peer sharing by an employer panel made up of FCCI, Sun Hydraulics and SouthTech who will share internship process and structure suggestions, as well as lessons learned in their programs. Local college representative also will be present to provide information on how to connect with potential interns.

To learn more or register for the Roundtable, please contact Lauren Meyer at 941-328-6984 or
About CareerEdge Funders Collaborative
CareerEdge is an innovative partnership of business, government, and philanthropic organizations that leverages public and private dollars to provide opportunities for better jobs and wages in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The first regional collaborative of workforce investors in the southeastern United States to be designated as a site of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, CareerEdge was created with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, City of Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Bank of America, Bradenton 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, and Manatee Community Action Agency. It is also supported by contributions from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, Microsoft, Sarasota County Government, Jane’s Trust, JP Morgan Chase, Scheidel Foundation and United Way Suncoast . For more information about CareerEdge and its partners, please visit or call 941.328.6985