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CareerEdge, the workforce development initiative of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, recently received a $125,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant extends the 11-year partnership between CareerEdge and Gulf Coast, which was a founding investor in CareerEdge. CareerEdge will use the grant funds for on-the-job training, internships, and salary subsidies for local employers; the money will also be used for CareerEdge’s Fast-Track training programs, a way for employers to quickly fill in-demand job openings while offering rapid credentialing and certifications critical within the industry. 

Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s cumulative support for CareerEdge now exceeds $1.5 million.