Sarasota County Government awards CareerEdge $300,000 co-investment in workforce development
Economic development is an important component of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce with a focus on on fast growing healthcare, manufacturing, trades transportation and insurance targeted sectors by leveraging community assets and forming high performing workforce partnerships. CE will fund skills training for 350 individuals, work with 75 new companies and collaborate with educators to develop in-demand programs.
The Regional Workforce Council in Partnership with USF Sarasota-Manatee set a Workforce Development Legislative Agenda for 2020
Partners across the Manatee and Sarasota region came together to develop a workforce and education agenda this year. The region will have a collective voice for state legislators and local government officials. Click to read the 2020 Workforce Legislative Agenda
CareerEdge Receives Boeing Grant for On the Job Training in the Manufacturing Industry
CareerEdge is one of two nationwide sites selected to launch the second phase of a Boeing on the job training grant to upskill and increase wages for workers in the manufacturing industry. On the job training (OJT) is a hands-on method of teaching workers the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to perform a specific job. Employees will earn a paycheck while learning in the actual environment where work is performed. Read More
CareerEdge Funder Committee approves $206,918 to upskill workers
CareerEdge Funders Collaborative recently awarded a total of $206,918 in grants to Healthcare and Manufacturing employers to upskill their employees and increase wages. The six grant awards will train a total of 442 employees in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Grants were awarded to regional employers: Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Life Care Center, KHS and PGT Innovations.
Inaugural Air Conditioning Fast-Track Training Coming to Newtown
CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, the workforce development initiative of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is working with Cool Today to develop an HVAC Maintenance Fast-Track Training at the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club, which will launch in May. Learn More
SARASOTA HERALD: Newtown workforce training program gains Sarasota City Commission approval
City officials hope a newly approved workforce training program in Newtown will finally create sustainable, well-paying jobs in the neighborhood where unemployment is notoriously high.
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BUSINESS OBSERVER: Behind fast-track classes, group aims to solve labor shortage
The labor shortage that plagues a variety of fields in the region has met a formidable foe: classes that get workers on the job — quickly.
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CareerEdge, PGT Innovations and Four Winds Network Services Partner with the US Chamber Job Data Exchange (JDX) Pilot Program