Manatee and Sarasota Counties — The Manatee Sarasota Workforce Funders Collaborative plans to dole out $1.5 million over the next three years for job training. The first of the grants includes $19,350 to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care to train and certify 60 registered nurses and $5,500 to Village on the Isle to teach workers about electronic […]
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An emerging, two-county workforce collaborative will provide a wide range of education, training and support services with dual goals: helping prepare local residents for higher skilled jobs while providing businesses with the workers they need to remain competitive. The collaborative, an intermediary between workers and potential employers, will focus on four industries – healthcare, manufacturing, […]
A new work force collaborative in Manatee and Sarasota counties has received a $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and additional funding to launch programs. The Manatee Sarasota Workforce Funders Collaborative focuses on moving low-wage workers into higher-paying jobs while providing businesses with skilled employees, a release said. The collaborative is […]
By Meredith Hector, program director for Bradenton Residents of Manatee and Sarasota counties feel the painful effects of the recession daily. It won’t surprise many to know that according to the Brookings Institution’s Metro Monitor, of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Bradenton-Sarasota is the second-worst-performing in terms of employment, wages, economic output, […]