CareerEdge Publications

CareerEdge 2010-2016 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 report captures the measurable outcomes that have resulted from investments made by CareerEdge and its partners towards workforce development in the region.

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Where are the Jobs? Guide

CareerEdge Helps Young Adults Find the Right Educational Path for in Demand Careers

Where are the Jobs? is a guide developed by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative to assist our region’s students and young adults when deciding on a pathway to a career. The guide features high-demand jobs, the average wages and the educational pathways needed to obtain each career.

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The Power of Partnership 

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative creates better jobs, better wages, a better community.

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is proud to present our recent case study called the “The Power of Partnership” which highlights the National Fund for Workforce Solution’s model for community collaboration and how it has successfully impacted the Sarasota-Manatee region.

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Sarasota County Manufacturing Plan of Action

An Innovative Workforce System that will Connect Today and Tomorrow’s Workers to Jobs in an Evolving Economy through a Community Approach

The purpose of this Plan of Action is to put more Sarasota and Manatee county residents to work, while filling vacant positions within the manufacturing sector and closing the skill gaps that are limiting growth for the industry.

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2011-2012 Impact Analysis

The effect of CareerEdge in workers’ lives and for the Gulf Coast regional economy

This Impact Analysis reports on the impacts that will result from CareerEdge’s $1.54 million investments in 2011 and 2012; recognizing that each year’s investment requires about four years time before it bears the full harvest of pay raises and promotions workers will earn from their completion of CareerEdge programs.

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CareerEdge Spearheading Short-Term Certification Programs SRQ Magazine

MTC TECH info session

SRQ Magazine shared information on the CareerEdge funded plumbing and electrician express courses at Manatee Technical College.  Over 100 individuals showed up for the information session in hopes of joining the classes.  Plumbing and electricians are both in high-demand, with employers actively searching for qualified workers.  To read more about the express courses, click here.

The Sarasota Herald Tribune also recently reported that the development of skilled labor has proven difficult for many employers.  Local Bradenton manufacturer, Veethree Instruments, has been in hiring mode but they are unable to find the qualified individuals to fill the many spots.  The President/CEO of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Council, Sharon Hillstrom, says that the key to changing this cycle is listening to employers.  To read the entire article, click here.