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.

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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
Spotlight on Gabriela Trueba, Founder & CEO of Startup, WOMP
One of ten businesses in the 2019 STANLEY+Techstars class of 2019, WOMP is a 3D startup originating from Brooklyn, New York. With an all-women board, the company is passionate about enabling women to have leadership and technical positions in 3D tech, media, and digital manufacturing. The WOMP team describes its business as an all-in-one platform for anybody to easily access 3D tech. Put...
Oct 29, 2019 10:45 AM ET
Spotlight on Lily Colson: 5th Grade Entrepreneur
At just 10 years old, Lily Colson has proved that age does not matter when it comes to fantastic ideas – she was the winner of Stanley Black & Decker’s Sustainability Award at the National Invention Convention. This Maker Month, we chatted with Lily about her outstanding “Solar Lines” invention and why creations like hers are so important for the future of the planet: Have...
Oct 28, 2019 12:05 PM ET
Spotlight on Arya Bairat: 17-Year Old Sustainable Inventor
This Maker Month, we’re highlighting some of the most inspiring makers and creators we know. And Arya Bairat is no exception. At just 15 years old, Arya developed the EES Sustineri – a system that combines innovative technologies to provide a sustainable, cost-effective source of electrical power that could be used in almost any industry. This incredible creation won him the Global Engagement...
Oct 25, 2019 10:05 AM ET

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