Entries by Mireya Eavey

Workforce training could be coming to Newtown

The program aims to teach 12 people from North Sarasota how to perform air conditioning maintenance. By Nicole Rodriguez – Staff Writer – Herald Tribune SARASOTA — A proposed workforce training program could finally create long-term, high-paying jobs in impoverished Newtown if the Sarasota City Commission supports it. The program, championed by Commissioner Willie Charles Shaw, aims […]

CareerEdge Takes Part in SRQ Media Group SMARTgirl 2019!

            Girl power took over the Hyatt Regency Sarasota this past Friday, March 15, as SRQ Media Group hosted its annual SMARTgirl Luncheon, inviting students from area schools and young women from local organizations like Girls Inc., the Girl Scouts, the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs to meet […]

Behind fast-track classes, group aims to solve labor shortage

The labor shortage that plagues a variety of fields in the region has met a formidable foe: classes that get workers on the job — quickly. by: Mark Gordon – Managing Editor – Business Observers Walt Eppard fell into a technical career in the trades in the late 1950s while in the Air Force. The military said […]

Workforce Development Nonprofit Offers New Auto Technician Training

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is again partnering with four dealerships to provide a fast-track path to becoming an automotive technician. The workforce development nonprofit CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is again partnering with four automotive dealerships to provide a free fast-track path to becoming an automotive technician. The training program runs 4-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings at Suncoast Technical College, […]

CareerEdge Brings Region to the Forefront of Innovation with U.S. Chamber Partnership

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 1, 2019) —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has chosen CareerEdge Funders Collaborative under the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, along with their partners, to pioneer an innovative workforce solution that uses technology to develop open source job descriptions, which will improve employers’ ability to source talent. As part of the U.S. Chamber […]

Local Organizations Convene for Experience Engineering Luncheon for Student Education

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 25, 2019) —A diverse group of nearly 140 juniors and seniors from Sarasota County schools and 40 engineers from 15 different local companies met last Friday for the 2019 Experience Engineering Luncheon at the Suncoast Technical College (STC) Main Campus Conference Center. Attending engineers and students toured the STC facility and engaged […]

CareerEdge Hires Donahue as Program Manager

  CareerEdge Funders Collaborative Hires Donahue as Program Manager Business SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING TUESDAY JAN 8, 2019 CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has hired Shauna Donahue as program manager to help manage workforce development initiatives, internal and external communications, grant administration, manage business and partner relationships and coordinate special projects related to CareerEdge Funders […]

Free HVAC training and guaranteed jobs are available

SARASOTA — Free training and guaranteed jobs are available in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, thanks to CareerEdge, Manatee Technical College, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and participating companies. Graduates of the free, four-evenings-a-week classes at the college are guaranteed jobs with the participating employers at an average starting wage of $15 […]

CareerEdge Receives Funding for Fast-Track Training Programs

CareerEdge Receives Funding for Fast-Track Training Programs Business BY SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITIONWEDNESDAY OCT 31, 2018 CareerEdge has received a $150,000 grant from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, to implement “express” or fast-track training programs in high-demand occupations. This grant aims to build on […]

Grant to Help Create Fast-Track Job Training Programs

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions recently awarded the workforce development nonprofit CareerEdge Funders Collaborative a $150,000 grant.  The National Fund for Workforce Solutions recently awarded the workforce development nonprofit CareerEdge Funders Collaborative a $150,000 grant to create fast-track training programs in high-demand occupations. Some of the goals of the project include minimizing industry skill gaps; helping unemployed, low-wage and […]