Entries by Mireya Eavey

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 […]

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 […]