Entries by Mireya Eavey

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 […]

Regions Foundation Awards CareerEdge Funding for Scaling Fast-Track Trainings

The $50,000 grant will provide salary reimbursement, internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and help increase workforce talent. By Staff 11/9/2020 at 5:17pm The Regions Foundation, the nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, announced Monday a $50,000 grant to CareerEdge, the workforce development initiative of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.  Read More

Tidewell Receives CareerEdge Grant to Fund Hospice Certification for RNs, CNAs

SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITIONMONDAY OCT 26, 2020 Tidewell Hospice has received a grant from CareerEdge Funders Collaborative to allow the organization’s Registered Nurses and certified nursing assistants to obtain advanced hospice certification. The $15,900 grant will fund training and examination fees for 22 RNs and 10 CNAs. Upon successfully passing the Certified Hospice and Palliative […]

Sarasota-Manatee workers need foundational digital skills to thrive

Sarasota-Manatee workers need foundational digital skills to thrive By Louis Llovio    Published October 5, 2020 When Liz Allen returned home to Sarasota after following family to Atlanta, she needed to find a job. Allen, 57, had left her job at a Sarasota doctor’s office about a year earlier, but after years of working in the medical […]

“We don’t give up on people”

New careers. Within reach. By Jennifer Elmore | September 8, 2020 Walter Higdon was stuck. Stuck in a job that provided no upward growth. Stuck working odd hours that took him away from his children. And stuck earning minimum wage with no benefits. He needed to provide more for his family. He wanted more for himself. But […]

CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free HVAC Installation & Maintenance Fast-Track Training

Local heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies are partnering with CareerEdge and Suncoast Technical College (STC) to offer a free fast-track HVAC Installation and Maintenance program which will launch in September.  This training provides a gateway job for individuals to enter a career with upward mobility opportunities to earn higher wages with benefits. The tuition-free […]