The Career Academy by CareerSource Suncoast is part of the Journey to Success Youth Program at CareerSource Suncoast. Our goal is to deliver a great experience for students entering their junior (11th) or senior (12th) year of high school. The Career Academy provides students with an opportunity to learn from four key industries we know will have significant growth over the next decade. These four areas include:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Business/Entrepreneurship


Our hope for students is to select one of these areas of emphasis for them to earn industry certifications and have hands-on experiences in these areas with local employers. Additionally, all students will have the same foundation’s week which includes curriculum in leadership, communications, personal branding, conflict resolution, and job preparation skills. We’re also intentional about training career pathways and helping students understand their post-secondary options including technical training, traditional college, or military pathways.

To apply for the 2018 Career Academy, please click Enroll at the top of your screen.


About CareerSource Suncoast

CareerSource Suncoast is a private, non-profit corporation with a Board of Directors consisting of private business, economic development and education representatives, community and state agencies, and elected officials. Members of the Board represent the diversity of businesses, organizations, and trades that operate in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Our primary focus is to help businesses grow by providing workforce solutions for talent recruitment and development and helping job seekers and workers manage their careers. We offer programs and partnerships recognized locally and statewide. Our staff members are certified workforce professionals often recognized by their peers as leaders in workforce development.


To recruit, train and retain talent for employers on the Suncoast.


Employers will locate, expand and flourish on the Suncoast because of our high talent workforce.


Business-Driven: We believe Florida employers – the state’s job creators – are essential to our overall success in providing effective, market-relevant workforce solutions that drive economic growth and sustainability.

Continuous Improvement: Driven by our commitment to excellence, we respond to changing market dynamics. We continually strive to improve our performance to better anticipate and address the talent needs of employers and the employment and skills needs of job seekers and workers. We identify, measure and replicate success.

Integrity: We fulfill our mission with honesty and accountability and strive in every decision and action to earn and protect the public trust.

Talent Focus: We believe in the power of talent to advance every enterprise and open the door to life-enhancing economic opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities. Our commitment is to make talent Florida’s key competitive asset.

Purpose-Driven: Our work is meaningful and through it, we can inspire hope, achievement and economic prosperity in the lives of the customers we serve.

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