Entries by Mireya Eavey

Employee shortage in insurance industry prompts interviews and roundtables with employers

CareerEdge study delves into how insurance industry in Sarasota/Manatee area can attract workers. Construction, health care and manufacturing aren’t the only industries with worker shortages. The insurance industry is feeling it, too. A new study by Sarasota-based CareerEdge Funders Collaborative addresses that issue, examining jobs and skills needed for area insurance companies to grow and meet […]

The Great Collaborator on Workforce Development

Sarasota County just received a presentation of the 2018 Citizen’s Survey. Survey participants were asked what they thought could be the single biggest contributor to the county’s economic growth. The top answer was “Workforce Training or Re-Training”. Luckily, we have a wonderful resource here in Sarasota County that was started by Gulf Coast Community Foundation […]

Two Experts weigh in on solutions for industry’s shortage of workers

Mary Dougherty and Mireya Eavey have been talking lately about the workforce shortage in the construction industry, and what can be done to relieve it. Dougherty is the executive director of the 345-member Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, which represents and advocates for the building industry in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. She has held that […]

CareerEdge Offers Workforce Development Month Update

Nationwide, Workforce Development Month provides the opportunity to look at the current labor market and shine a light on approaches that are working to keep unemployment low and produce the skilled workers—and where they are working—to help more Americans connect to jobs and career pathways. CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has partnered with local organizations and The […]

Businesses Still Need a Skilled Workforce

According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Survey, this is the sixth quarter in a row that employers are concerned about finding skilled workforce to meet open job demands.  Businesses are also wary of economic uncertainty.  The Florida Chamber of Commerce has been conducting these surveys to better understand the issues that are most […]

Summer Newsletter 2018

Summer Newsletter Content Includes: Milestone Achievement for Manufacturing Program Emerging Leaders Develop New Skills The Insurance Industry Automotive Technician Program Expands Plumbing Express Student Places at National Competition

CareerEdge Teams with Dealerships for Technician Program

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative has partnered with a consortium of eight local automotive dealerships to provide a fast-track pathway to becoming an automotive technician.  With a shortage of mechanics, CareerEdge has worked with Suncoast Technical College (STC) to create an “express program” in the evenings so that entry-level employees can receive both on-the-job as well as […]

Fast Track Pathway to a Career

Steps to Apply: Click the blue button below labeled “Click to Apply,” which will open the flyer. On the flyer, click any of the dealership logos that you will be applying to work at. This will take you to each dealership’s employment posting page.  Apply to any or all of the participating dealerships by selecting […]

CareerEdge Working With Employers to Develop Insurance Skills Gap Study

The CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is putting up a “help wanted” sign for local insurance companies, looking specifically for help identifying the jobs and skills local businesses need to grow their organizations. The results will inform the Insurance Skills Gap Study, which will contain data retrieved from employer roundtables and telephone interviews with local insurance industry leaders. For […]