Workforce

The Bradenton Area Workforce

With a regional labor pool of over 1,800,000, the Bradenton Area provides businesses with access to a ready workforce with a wide range of talents and skills. Strong partnerships between the Bradenton Area EDC, training and educational institutions, workforce development agencies and training grants funders provide innovative solutions to employers.

Whether your company is looking to locate or expand, the Bradenton Area EDC and its workforce partners are ready to assist you with recruitment, training or retention strategies.

Meet Our Local Talent

The Bradenton Area is home to a diverse group of young professionals who call the Bradenton Area home.

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WITH AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE OR HIGHER*
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OF PEOPLE IN MANATEE COUNTY WITH WHITE COLLAR JOBS*
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LIFE SCIENCES RELATED JOBS IN MANATEE COUNTY**
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POPULATION WITHIN A 30-MINUTE DRIVE TIME*
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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RELATED JOBS IN MANATEE COUNTY*
Source: *ESRI, **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Excellence in Education = A Talented Workforce

The highly-rated public schools within the Bradenton Area provide focused career pathways for students interested in professional and technical careers. The Bradenton Area has robust postsecondary educational opportunities for students graduating high school as well as specialized programs for lifelong learners.

Click here to learn more about K-12 and higher education in the Bradenton Area.

Having (Sun Hydraulics) advising our students is changing their lives and the world.
Richard Platt, Engineering Teacher, Southeast High School

Our graduates go on to careers that help to feed the world. Our program’s success hinges on powerful support from parents; local farms, ranches and agribusinesses; and agencies like the Florida Farm Bureau.

Karly Cohenour, Agriscience Teacher, Braden River High School
MTC has done an amazing job. I’m very impressed with everyone. The people I’ve hired from MTC have been better prepared than many people working in the industry for 10 years, and they’re still open to learning more—I’m very happy with them.
Matt Merrill, American Torch Tip
Feld Entertainment has been very happy with hiring from MTC. Our dynamic partnership with their instructors and staff has provided us with a consistent pool of qualified graduates who successfully meet our needs, while enriching the skills and experiences of its graduates.
Stephen Payne, Vice-President of Corporate Communications, Feld Entertainment

Training and Recruitment Resources

Along with our workforce partners, we can assist your business to find, recruit and train the talent you need to be successful.

CareerSource Florida is the state workforce board. They offer businesses workforce expertise, funding, and resources needed to succeed and grow.

CareerSource Suncoast is the leading provider of workforce services in Manatee and Sarasota counties. They offer proven solutions for talent recruitment and development.

CareerEdge Funders is an employer-led partnership that provides an exceptional labor force to the region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and workforce partnerships.

Hiring? Recruit your next employee from Employ Florida and JobFocus.com.

Click here to learn about available training grants.

Lauren Kratsch

Want to learn more?

Contact Lauren Kratsch

Director of Business Retention & Expansion

(941) 803-9032

laurenk@bradentonareaedc.com

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