Working within Our Community to Build a Leading Workforce Ecosystem

Regional Workforce Council

The Regional Workforce Council will help sculpt new initiatives, focus, and funding for workforce-related efforts in our region. Taking inventory of efforts allows our community to increase resources and better extend support to prepare our residents for competitive employment and upward mobility.

Through organized facilitation understand current gaps, challenges, and partnerships. The intention of this council is to open doors of communication to learn ways to leverage support from one another.

Building a Workforce Development Resource Action Plan:

  • What does the perfect workforce ecosystem look like and how do we create it?
  • How do we work better together to meet employer and job seeker needs?
  • What are we doing about public policy – local, state, and national levels?
  • How are we celebrating success as a region?
  • How can we strengthen our partnerships?
  • Are we being strategic in fundraising as a community?


As part of our mission to move Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough and Pinellas regions forward through effective partnerships and the application of best practices, we offer the following links to helpful information and available resources:

2019 Insurance Skills Gap Report

2016-2018 Internship Reimbursement Program Cumulative Metrics

2017 CareerEdge Evaluation Report

Florida Jobs 2030

2010-2016 CareerEdge Impact Report

Where are the Jobs? 2017

Talent4Tomorrow Partnership Grant Report 

Connecting Youth Report – National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2016 Labor Market Analysis

2016 Florida Chamber Presentation

2016 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study

2016 Board of County Commissioners

2015-2016 PGT Case Study

CareerEdge 2016 Mid-Year Report

CareerEdge 2015 Evaluator Report Released

CareerEdge Puts Spotlight on Young Adult Unemployment

The Power of Partnerships – A Case Study

CareerEdge Evaluator Report Through December 2014

Sarasota-Manatee Labor Market Update 2014

Opportunities to Accelerate Workforce Outcomes in Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties

CareerEdge’s Impact Analysis 2011-2012

Manufacturing Skill Gap Study Presentation 2012

Sarasota County Manufacturing Community Wide Plan

Sarasota-Manatee Labor Market Update 2011

Economic Development Corporation Sarasota

US Department of Labor

National Center for Education Statistics

Florida High Tech Corridor

Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation

CareerSource Suncoast

Suncoast Jobs

Career Ladder Slides from Employer Retreat

Workplace Solutions

The Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research: An Economic Overview

Florida Trend’s NEXT Career Connections