Empower Makers

Empower Makers

Industrial and technological innovations are rapidly changing the nature of work and jobs.

Globally 10 million jobs in manufacturing remain unfilled due to gaps in skills. We recognize that our own workers, as well as those in the communities where we live and work, will require education, learning, upskilling and experience to ensure they can thrive in this new context. We are committed to helping employees and people of the world gain the skills and expertise needed to secure jobs and revitalize communities.

Learn more about our commitment to enable 10 million creators and makers to thrive in a changing world.

Content from this campaign

The Skills Gap: Know the Numbers
Throughout October, we’re empowering makers and tradespeople around the world! Our long-term goal is to inspire 10 million individuals by the year 2030 through upskilling, promoting vocational and skills training, providing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education, and access to Makerspaces. This year, our month-long campaign will shine a light on the trade...
Oct 26, 2020 12:00 PM ET
A Well-Trained Workforce Is Manufacturing's Future
By Mark Maybury New technologies are transforming dull and repetitive jobs into those requiring analytic and problem-solving skills. Manufacturing is on the front lines of this change – electricians are becoming digital electricians, material handlers are becoming robotically enabled, and assembly line workers are becoming robotics programmers. To train people for these...
Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM ET
Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Third Annual Maker Month Focused on Empowering Skilled Workers & Tradespeople
Throughout October, Stanley Black & Decker will start a conversation across social channels spotlighting a range of makers and tradespeople Company introduces new Vocational Leadership Program to serve as a pathway for future leaders in manufacturing DEWALT and STANLEY Security establish scholarship programs to support prospective and current students
Oct 1, 2020 2:00 PM ET
Changing Lives Through Skills
Skills can change lives. That’s why we are committed to empowering 10 million makers, creators and innovators by 2030 – preparing new generations of workers to pursue tomorrow’s careers and leadership opportunities. As technology evolves and transforms the working landscape, over 10 million jobs in manufacturing, engineering and other technical fields remain unfilled due to a drastic...
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Stanley Black & Decker Invests in the Future of Manufacturing with Maker Month
This October marks the second year of Stanley Black & Decker’s Maker Month, 31 days of various programs that invite students to explore creativity, design and connection. This year’s activities include an innovation challenge for grades 9-12 student teams,...
Oct 30, 2019 9:05 AM ET

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