CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, the workforce development program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, recently received recognition from Sarasota County Schools. The 2022 Outstanding Business Partner Award, which comes from the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, recognizes outstanding business partners that support students through their work with individual schools or school systems.
CareerEdge was nominated for the award because of the work done with Suncoast Technical College (STC) on its Tiny Home project. The two-year project was a combined effort between CareerEdge and STC to allow students to learn construction-related skills by building a tiny home on the school campus. One hundred and eighty-five students earned a total of 145 industry-recognized certifications throughout the course of the project. This project will continue to serve as a rolling promotional center to encourage skilled trades education and careers to K-12 students and families in the community.
As this year’s district winner, CareerEdge is now nominated by Sarasota County Schools for the Florida Department of Education 2022 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award.