Get to know CareerEdge

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a national-award-winning workforce and employer-led innovative initiative, is making waves by turning the traditional model for workforce investment in Florida on its head. CareerEdge partners directly with employers in fast-growing sectors in the regional economy, to help them fill skills gaps and meet their employment needs, while at the same time assisting individuals in entering the workforce and moving up career ladders. CareerEdge is a cutting-edge initiative and is transforming the way stakeholders and policy makers in the region and around the state look at career training.

MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide an exceptional labor force to the regions growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships.

VISION STATEMENT: CareerEdge will be known as the region’s distinguished workforce development organization that promotes economic prosperity through strong employer-labor and community partnerships.

CareerEdge is the first Funders Collaborative designated as a National Fund for Workforce Solutions site in the Southeastern US. The collaborative uses donated funds to create a skilled labor pool in the Manatee-Sarasota region and helps local employers find the talent they need. Learn more about how we fulfill this vital mission and how you can help drive economic development in the Manatee-Sarasota region.

2019 Evaluator Report on Outcomes and Impacts

$12.2M

In Investments

5,977

Workers Trained

1,546

New Jobs Created

8,088

Certificates/Degrees Earned

$30.4M

New Wages & Raises

What’s New?

Business Organizations Seek to Connect Displaced Workers with Job Openings During Pandemic (READ MORE)

Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Labor Market Context Analysis (READ MORE)

CareerEdge partners with STC and employers to place students in paid internships while trade school close.  (READ MORE)

Where are the Jobs? A labor market study for Sarasota and Manatee Counties  (READ MORE)

Sarasota County Government awards CareerEdge $300,000 co-investment in workforce development

The Regional Workforce Council in Partnership with USF Sarasota-Manatee set a Workforce Development Legislative Agenda for 2020 (READ MORE)

CareerEdge Receives Boeing Grant for On the Job Training in the Manufacturing Industry (READ MORE)

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