CareerEdge Funders Collaborative

Last Updated: 04/19/2024

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Established in 2008, the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, Florida. CareerEdge operates as a partnership between employers, educational institutions, workforce development organizations, and other community groups to address workforce challenges and create sustainable solutions. CareerEdge aims to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers by providing training, education, and resources to improve the skills and employability of individuals in the region.

CareerEdge works with employers to identify specific skill gaps in the workforce and develop targeted training programs to address these needs. The organization also partners with educational institutions and training providers to offer accessible and relevant programs that provide individuals with the skills and credentials necessary for employment in high-demand fields.

CareerEdge partners with numerous organizations in education, community organizations, and businesses to provide learners and job seekers with career pathway options.

CareerEdge employer-led workforce partnerships provide specific training programs in the following fields:

  • automotive
  • healthcare
  • insurance
  • manufacturing
  • skilled trades

CareerEdge provides incentives for employers to offer on the job training and internship programs. Additionally, the Bridges to Careers initiative offers additional opportunities for job seekers to engage in upskilling programs to gain training and credentials.

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative founding funders include: Bank of America, Bradenton Downtown Development Authority and Bradenton 14th Street CRA,  Central Community Redevelopment Agency, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, National Fund for Workforce Solutions

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