Report: $10M investment leads to 4,000 workers trained

CareerEdge was featured in the Business Observer for the release of the 2016 Impact Report.

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 towards workforce development in the region.  With the 2016 Impact Report, CareerEdge hopes to show the region the return on investment of these innovative workforce strategies, which affect both the local economy and help workers to earn family-sustaining wages. CareerEdge helps job seekers earn high demand credentials and attain employment, and gives employees a chance to build career-laddering skills, while helping local employers close skills gaps in growing industries.

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Training The Next Generation Of Skilled Workers

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SRQ Magazine showcased the 11 new CNAs that have entered the healthcare community after graduating from the United Way Suncoast Booker Middle School Resource Center’s CNA program.  The program was jointly funded and supported by both CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and United Way Suncoast.  Click here to view the article.

CareerEdge Graduates 20 Certified Nursing Assistants

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and United Way Suncoast introduced 20 new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to the healthcare community. On Friday, May 12th, 9 CNAs graduated from the United Way Suncoast Sulphur Springs Resource Center. On Monday, May 15th, 11 CNAs graduated from the Booker Middle School Resource Center. The 7 week program culminated in a graduation ceremony and job fair for both cohort locations. All students will now need to pass their state CNA exam to become licensed nursing assistants. Read the Sarasota Herald Tribune article on the Booker Middle School graduation below.

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