Expanding Economic Opportunity in Florida's
Bradenton-Sarasota Region

CareerEdge is dedicated to helping area employers meet the challenges of a fast-changing economy. One of the principal ways we do that is by filling the worker "skill gaps" that prevent leading employers from achieving stronger rates of revenue growth.

MISSION STATEMENTOur mission is to provide an exceptional labor force to a region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships.

VISION STATEMENT: CareerEdge will be known as the region’s distinguished workforce development organization that promotes economic prosperity through strong employer-labor and community partnerships.   

CareerEdge is the first Funders Collaborative designated as a National Fund for Workforce Solutions site in the Southeastern US. The collaborative uses donated funds to create a skilled labor pool in the Manatee-Sarasota region and helps local employers find the talent they need.  Learn more about how we fulfill this vital mission and how you can help drive economic development in the Manatee-Sarasota region.

CareerEdge in the News

Bradenton business investment into Career Edge is paying off By Mark Young

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative awarded five grants totaling $150,000 to help Sarasota and Manatee manufacturers train workers.

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a Bradenton-based group formed to bring workers and employers together, has received an economic development award for its efforts.

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Press Releases


Group Also Launches Manufacturing Workforce Collaborative To Raise Awareness of Ongoing Needs and Employment Opportunities in the Sector

Bank responds to job creation and job-readiness development success

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What's New

2014 Evaluator Report on Outcomes and Impacts

$4.5 Million in Investments

597 New Jobs Created

65% Earned Raises

2,375 Individuals Trained or In Trainings 

Click to view Evaluator Report

SCTI's Machining Program

ContactEd Doherty - Precision Machining Instructor

Sarasota County Technical Institute

4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota, Fl. 34233

(941) 924-1365 ext 62477

Lab ext 62476 

Check our blog http://sctiprecisionmachine.wordpress.com/

authorized Haas CNC Technical Education Center

Click to Check out manufacturing video and links to manufacturing jobs

We want to thank Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, United Way Suncoast  and Sarasota County Government for grants totaling $365,000.

Without the support of our funders CareerEdge's work would not be possible in our community.

Labor Market Presentation 

By Dr. Chris Benner, Associate Professor,Human and Community Development Department, University of California, Davis.  Find out the business sectors that are adding jobs, the state of wages in our regions and decling industries. Also presenting the local EDC's and employers from the growing business sectors.  See labor market  presentation.   See EDC presentation and CareerEdge presentation