Which States Have the Top Talent?

Skill gaps are prevalent across the nation, and CNBC launched a new exclusive called America’s Top States for Business to study and examine workforce challenges in all 50 states.  One portion of the study shares details on the Top 10 States and who is “Winning the War on Talent”.  The top ten were calculated by comparing the number of available workers, which states are doing the best to attract them, available education, “Right to Work” laws and more.  Read more about the study here.

The Value of Inspiring Employers

The National Fund for Workforce Solution recently debuted a new #LIAW blog to showcase local investments at work.  The blog’s aim is to showcase collaborative members, and their work, across the nation.

CareerEdge had the opportunity to guest blog and share information on recent training and employer partnership strategies.  Read the blog here for more information.

Developing Leaders in High Demand Industries


After four years of offering leadership training in the healthcare sector, CareerEdge learned from manufacturing employers that they too were struggling with promotions and the development of quality leadership.  This discussion led to the launch of a new Emerging Leadership Training program for manufacturing companies. The program is helping employees in new leadership roles learn the soft skills needed to succeed, and was delivered by trainer Lori Ann Roth, the president of Learning and Reflective Growth for Individuals and Teams. 


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Reframing Workforce

With an upcoming move to the Chamber, CareerEdge Funders Executive Director and Greater Sarasota Chamber Chief Workforce Strategist Mireya Eavey talked with SRQ Magazine to explain the exciting plans for workforce development in our region. Eavey addresses some of the new challenges, impact and future work the can be expected from CareerEdge with its move to the Chamber in June 2018.

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USF Nursing Expands to Sarasota-Manatee Campus


With a growing need for skilled nurses in our region, University of South Florida has announced the addition of a nursing degree program at the Sarasota-Manatee campus of the college.  Students accepted into the program will participate in a pre-nursing curriculum for the first two years of their education. Then, graduates of that program will complete their baccalaureate nursing degree at either the Tampa or Sarasota-Manatee campuses. Students will also gain connections with local Sarasota-Manatee healthcare employers during their time at the University.


Read more about the announcement here.

CareerEdge Evaluation Reveals Record Workforce Investment

In 2017, CareerEdge reached several milestones for its investments in the training of incumbent workers and job seekers for our region. These findings can be seen in the 2017 CareerEdge Evaluator Report, which was completed by a third-party evaluator.  CareerEdge Funders Collaborative focuses on being a convener for industry leaders, employers and community partners, and staying a head of the curve of workforce development needs.

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Financial Inclusion Summit with Ideas 42

The Summit, hosted by Bank On, was the first event open to the public to increase awareness of un- and underbanked related issues and to initiate collective conversations and efforts to advance financial inclusion in our community. The keynote speaker Anthony Barrows, Managing Director at Ideas42 based in NYC, shared Ideas42’s findings on behavioral economics and the decision-making of individuals living in poverty and the scarcity mindset. To read more about the event in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, click here.

CareerEdge Debuts New Training Model with Employers

Nineteen individuals recently graduated from training programs developed by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative: 10 American Red Cross-trained Nurse Assistants and 9 Automotive Technicians from Suncoast Technical College. What makes these students different from those in traditional training programs is that each one was pre-screened and hired by an employer prior to starting their classes.

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CareerEdge Partners with Sun Hydraulics for a Paid Internship Program

CareerEdge and Sun Hydraulics are partnering in an effort to expose high school graduates to careers in the manufacturing industry and potential education pathways.  With funding from CareerEdge, the two organizations have developed a paid 3-month internship program that could lead to full-time employment with tuition reimbursement opportunities.

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