Entries by Mireya Eavey

HVAC Maintenance 101 Fast Track Program at the Boys & Girls Club

HVAC Maintenance 101 Fast Track Training at the Boys & Girls Club CareerEdge’s first employer lead training began in May with eight students receiving lessons and hands on training by Cool Today.  This first of its kind training is being held three nights a week at Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club.  Students received Bridges […]

CareerEdge Auto Tech Fast-Track Program

Graduation:  Automotive Fast Track Graduation at STC July 24th On July 24th CareerEdge and STC hosted a graduation ceremony for 14 graduates of our Auto Lube and Auto Electrical Fast Track Trainings that began in April.  Between both cohorts’ students were hired by local automotive dealerships Gettel, Sunset, Peterson Toyota and Wilde Honda at the […]

Summer 2019 Newsletter

CareerEdge helps workers advance into higher-skill/higher-wage careers, while providing employers with the workers they need to accelerate growth. As a nonprofit, CareerEdge could not conduct its innovative work without the support of donors. Read More

Spring 2019 Newsletter

This year’s employees’ aggregate earnings from increased wages due to raises and/or new positions is almost $3.7 million. The RIMS-II model was used to estimate the economic impact of increased wages and new jobs. Using the direct effect multiplier, the 2018 impact of those increased wages on the regional economy is $5.5 million. Read More

CareerEdge HVAC Fast-Track Training

Setting a New Standard: Fast-Track HVAC Training Adds Workers to the Industry 11 individuals recently graduated from the first HVAC Installation Fast-Track Training, held at Manatee Technical College (MTC). 100% have job offers from the following local HVAC companies: Cool Today, Veterans Air, Del Air, Unique Air, Sean McCutcheon, Dan Eder, Ultimate Air, Putnam Mechanical, […]

Boeing Grant to Fund OJT, Boost Manufacturing

A new grant to CareerEdge Funders Collaborative from Boeing will help employers cover training for manufacturing jobs in the region. Mireya Eavey, executive vice president of CareerEdge, said the funding provides both the opportunity to diversify the region’s economy and help local workers already working manufacturing lines to better themselves professionally. Read More

Workforce Resource Map V2 Supports Local Employers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (April 16, 2019)— The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) released the 2.0 version of its digital workforce platform, Workforce Resource Map with significant enhancements to better meet the needs of growing businesses in St. Petersburg. The platform, created in partnership with CareerEdge in December 2018, showcases a comprehensive listing […]

Announcing Newtown HVAC Fast-Track Training

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 3, 2019) – The first Newtown HVAC Fast-Track Training program has been unanimously approved by the City Commission. This program is the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s latest workforce initiative, led by CareerEdge Funder’s Collaborative. The introduction of this program reflects our continued work in bringing training programs to the local region […]