CareerEdge, an area nonprofit that helps low-wage workers improve their skills and local businesses to find skilled employees, today announced it has partnered with State College of Florida Workforce Solutions, United Way of Sarasota, Inc. and Tervis to provide the Florida Ready to Work placement test to 70 applicants and launch a career ladder development program for current Tervis employees.
CareerEdge will cover the cost of the placement tests that will help Tervis, a manufacturer of crystal-clear, insulated drinkware and one of the area’s largest employers, add 70 new employees. CareerEdge will also provide job readiness, digital and financial literacy and attitude skills training for Tervis employees.
“We see this as an excellent opportunity to ensure that new employees coming to Tervis are better prepared for success,” said Tim Graham, vice president of human resources at Tervis. “The validation of certain competencies through the Florida Ready to Work certification provide a great start to a new career. We are pleased that we could partner with CareerEdge, State College of Florida and United Way of Sarasota in this exciting program.”
Tervis, which is celebrating 65 years in business, launched the new program to give all current employees the opportunity for advancement and pay raises. There are six levels of certification based on skills development. The company expects new employees to reach level one by 90 days of employment and level two after one year.
“Thanks to generous funders like the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the Central Community Redevelopment Agency and Microsoft, we are able to help local businesses develop skilled workers to earn family-sustaining wages,” said Mireya Eavey, executive director of CareerEdge. “Together, we look forward to creating more partnerships that benefit the Manatee-Sarasota workforce.”
Job seekers may visit careers at www.tervis.com to apply for the placement test.
Headquartered in North Venice, Florida, Tervis manufactures crystal-clear, insulated drinkware that is guaranteed for life. Since 1946, the unique, double-walled tumblers have kept cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Tervis is virtually unbreakable and made in the USA. They are sold in 6,000-plus retail outlets nationwide. For additional information about Tervis Tumbler, call 941.441.2310, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tervis.com.