CareerEdge to Open Applications for Grant Funding on March 1

CareerEdge to Open Applications for Grant Funding on March 1

CareerEdge will open its annual application process for its Upskilling Workers grant funding on Tuesday, March 1, soliciting plans from manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, skilled trades, and automotive employers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  To read the full article, click here.

Tiny Home Becomes a Hands-On Training Tool for Sarasota Students

Tiny Home Becomes a Hands-On Training Tool for Sarasota Students

You know the saying, “Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime”? Today’s version could go something like, “Teach someone plumbing skills and they’ll always have a job.”

Take 20-year-old Randall Herrera. He’s one of almost 200 students at Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota who learned all about what it takes to build a tiny house. To read the full article, click here.

CareerEdge and Suncoast Technical College Innovatively Pool Resources to Help Students Build a Tiny Home

CareerEdge and Suncoast Technical College Innovatively Pool Resources to Help Students Build a Tiny Home

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and Suncoast Technical College have combined their efforts and resources to help students learn construction-related skills by building a tiny home on the school campus in Sarasota. To read the full article, click here.

Campaign for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Funds Construction Skills Program in Newtown

Campaign for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Funds Construction Skills Program in Newtown

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, the workforce development program of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is gearing up to launch a first-ever core construction skills training program in the Newtown community thanks to $100,000 in funding assistance provided by Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. To read the full article, click here.

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative will launch a first-ever core construction skills training program

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative will launch a first-ever core construction skills training program

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, the workforce development program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, will launch a first-ever core construction skills training program in the Newtown community, thanks to $100,000 in funding assistance provided by Marie Selby Botanical Gardens [Campaign for its Master Plan]. To read the full article, click here.

A Need for Nurses: Local organizations step up to care for those who care for us

A Need for Nurses: Local organizations step up to care for those who care for us

Imagine working long hours on your feet, constantly moving about. Navigating complicated healthcare bureaucracies. Facing a steady stream of worried and disgruntled patients. Coping with emotional exhaustion after losing a patient you had grown to love. This is the reality of many nurses in today’s healthcare field. To read the full article, click here.

Pavitra Ciavardone Named CareerEdge Program Director

Pavitra Ciavardone Named CareerEdge Program Director

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has named Pavitra Ciavardone as program director for its CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. The mission of CareerEdge is to provide a labor force to the region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships.  To read the full article, click here.

$42,500 Grant Used To Upskill Workers At Manatee Memorial

$42,500 Grant Used To Upskill Workers At Manatee Memorial

The CareerEdge Funders Collaborative through the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce gave a $42,500 grant to Manatee Memorial Hospital.

SARASOTA, FL — The CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s workforce initiative, awarded $42,500 to upskill workers at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

At a time when retaining and growing talent has been extremely challenging, Manatee Memorial Hospital’s leaders have decided to invest in its workforce, the chamber said in a news release. These grant funds will assist the hospital with this initiative.  To read the full article, click here.

$357M Foundation Presents Grant Money to Workforce Development Initiative

$357M Foundation Presents Grant Money to Workforce Development Initiative

The $125,000 grant extends the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s partnership with CareerEdge.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Venice, recently presented $125,000 in grant money to CareerEdge to continue its workforce efforts.

CareerEdge is the workforce development initiative of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. This grant extends the 11-year partnership between CareerEdge and the foundation, which was a founding investor in CareerEdge.

The grant money will be used for on-the-job training, internships, salary subsidies for local employers and for CareerEdge’s Fast-Track training programs. This program provides a way for employers to quickly fill in-demand job openings while offering rapid credentialing and certifications critical within the industry. To read the full article, click here.

CareerEdge Fast-Track Trainings Add Ready-to-Work Employees to Local Industries

CareerEdge Fast-Track Trainings Add Ready-to-Work Employees to Local Industries

CareerEdgeState College of Florida (SCF) and Suncoast Technical College (STC) collaboratively partnered to help 44 local individuals graduate from the certified nursing assistant (CNA), automotive lube, electrical and marine outboard fast-track training programs. The first-ever evening CNA training was held at SCF, while automotive lube, electrical and marine outboard trainings were held at STC.

The results show that 95 percent of participants received job offers at graduation or received a wage increase if they were already employed. Graduates are now working with local businesses such as Chris-Craft, Sunset Automotive Group, Wilde Honda and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  To read the full article, click here.