Entries by Mireya Eavey

$205,210 in training money for health care

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a Bradenton-based nonprofit that seeks to match workers with employers by boosting skill levels in Southwest Florida, said it has awarded $205,210 in grants to area health care providers and also revived a Manatee-Sarasota county consortium aimed at improving workforce development in the sector. The five employers who received grants from CareerEdge […]

CAREEREDGE AWARDS GRANTS, REVIVES COLLABORATIVE TO ADVANCE REGIONS HEALTHCARE WORKERS

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has awarded five grants totaling $205,210 to help Sarasota and Manatee healthcare providers train workers for higher-skilled, better-paying positions in 2013.  CareerEdge also recently revived a bi-county consortium of employers, educators, and community agencies focused on improving workforce development in the healthcare sector. The five employers receiving grants from CareerEdge to partially […]

Chase to work with CareerEdge

Chase Bank has joined CareerEdge, a nonprofit whose mission includes raising money for workforce development and training in Bradenton and Sarasota counties as a new partner and member of its investors group. CareerEdge said Chase’s support will help it build on its success in the health care sector and expand services into manufacturing in 2013. […]

Jobs Group Brings in $165K

January 08, 2013 SARAOSTA-MANATEE — CareerEdge, a nonprofit work force development and employee training organization, raised $165,000 in the fourth quarter. Chase Bank is the latest business to invest in the organization, according to a release. The bank, which gave $30,000 to CareerEdge, is currently undergoing a major expansion in branches on the Gulf Coast […]

Technical machinist training a new route to success

Four years out of Bayshore High School, 21-year-old Maria Garcia has a career that is very different from what most high-school graduates would even consider. She chose not to go to college. Instead, she attended Manatee Technical Institute for courses in drafting and then in precision machining. She now works as a specialty machinist within […]

Sarasota County pushes to train skilled manufacturing workers

SARASOTA COUNTY – Skilled jobs in manufacturing that could boost the middle class are making a comeback across the country, and this region is embarking on a plan to train people for them. The goal is to close the so-called “skills gap,” in which manufacturers cannot find enough workers who have the know-how to fill […]

CareerEdge Announces New Affordable Car Purchase Program for Low-Income Workers

MANATEE/SARASOTA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2012) – CareerEdge of Florida Inc, in partnership with the Manatee Community Federal Credit Union and Enterprise Car Sales, announced the development of a new affordable car purchase program for low-income workers in Manatee County. The new Reliable Rides program enables low-income workers and families to buy affordable vehicles for work […]

Ready for work Careers program gives local job-seekers an edge

Ready for work – Careers program gives local job-seekers an edge By SCOTT LOCKWOOD, STAFF WRITER NORTH PORT — North Port resident Carlo Gambino has always dreamed of having a job in the video game industry. Now, thanks to the CareerEdge Bridges to Careers program that just wrapped up its first class in North Port, […]

Bridges to Careers Graduation in North Port

MANATEE/SARASOTA, FL (October 9, 2012) CareerEdge Funders Collaborative will graduate 14 local residents of North Port from their Bridges to Careers program this Friday, October 12th  at 11:00am “I learned so much about myself and how to handle situations differently or to even look at them from a different perspective because of Bridges to Careers.” […]

Matching Employer’s Needs with Workers Skills

LAKEWOOD RANCH – More than two-thirds of the region’s manufacturers say a major gap exists between the skills they need and those most area job applicants possess, according to a new study by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. CareerEdge, a nonprofit agency that is working to bridge that skills gap, surveyed more than 100 manufacturers and held […]