Entries by CareerEdge

Chamber Hires Vice President to Take Charge of CareerEdge Initiative

Kristi Hoskinson has been selected to lead the CareerEdge initiative of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce as vice president. The mission of CareerEdge is to provide an exceptional labor force to a region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships. To read the full article, click here.

Electrical Graduate Thankful for Opportunity to Participate in Tiny House Project

In November 2020, CareerEdge launched a training to assist Suncoast Technical College Students gain hands-on experience in building an eco-friendly tiny home. Students from several of STC’s Industrial Technologies Programs, including Construction, Drafting, Electrician, HVAC, and Plumbing have been participating in a first-of-its-kind project that is now coming close to completion. Of the many students […]

CareerEdge Hires Kempton Research and Planning to Launch Manufacturing Skills Gap Study

Sarasota, Fla. (June 7, 2021) – CareerEdge, the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce workforce initiative, has hired Kempton Research and Planning to perform a Manufacturing Skills Gap Study, similar to the study that was spearheaded by CareerEdge in 2012.  At that time, there were 800 manufacturing companies located in this region. Currently, sources show 900 companies […]

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Hires Kristi Hoskinson to Lead CareerEdge as Vice President

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 2, 2021) — The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Kristi Hoskinson has been selected to lead the CareerEdge initiative as their new Vice President. The mission of CareerEdge is to provide an exceptional labor force to a region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing […]

Study: Wages Increase 12 Percent Within First Year for ‘Bridges to Careers’ Participants

Additionally, in 2020 CareerEdge trained 184 workers and assisted 523 workers in earning raises. By Staff  4/9/2021 at 12:41pm CareerEdge’s annual independent, third-party evaluation found that its “Bridges to Careers” participants saw an average wage gain of 12 percent after the first year of training. A comparison between the 2019 and 2020 evaluations shows that Fast Track […]

CareerEdge Updates Its “Where are the Jobs?” Guide

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has updated its “Where are the Jobs Guide?” to assist our region’s students and young adults with exploring possible career options.  Through colorful graphics, the guide features a listing of the highest demand jobs in the area, along with their average wages, and educational pathways to obtaining a credential for each.  A […]

Tiny home becomes training ground for students in five trade programs

Students at Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota are getting hands-on experience through the project. by: Business Observer Staff You’ve heard the saying — the best gifts come in small packages. Sometimes the best gifts come in downright tiny packages. Like the gift of opportunity CareerEdge and retired area developer Walt Eppard have given students at Sarasota’s Suncoast Technical […]

Sarasota trade school students building tiny home for experience

SARASOTA COUNTY – Before trade school students graduate, prospective employers want them to have hands-on experience in their fields. But the global COVID-19 pandemic stalled internships and canceled on-the-job programs where students could practice and gain real-world experience. In response, Suncoast Technical College and CareerEdge collaborated on the Tiny Homes Project that will give 180 students across […]

CareerEdge Launches Tiny Home Building Project Funded By the Eppard Foundation

Suncoast Technical College construction students will work together to construct the tiny home on the school’s campus. By Staff 11/16/2020 at 4:41pm CareerEdge is launching a first-of-its-kind training to help ensure Suncoast Technical College (STC) construction students gain hands-on experience: building a tiny home. Approximately 180 students across five plumbing, construction, HVAC, drafting and electrical […]