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

DEWALT® Powering the Future Survey Sheds Light on Impact of Skilled Labor Gap
DEWALT surveyed 1,000 residential and commercial construction professionals about the challenges facing the industry, the demand for skilled labor, and the importance of training and mentorship programs to power up future generations of construction professionals. The Skilled Labor Gap Is A Barrier to Growing Business More than half of contractors say...
Oct 31, 2022 10:00 AM ET
Stanley Black & Decker 2022 Makers Index: What's Keeping Young People from the Skilled Trades?
Skilled laborers and tradespeople have a deep, profound history in the U.S., serving as the engine that has built our country's infrastructure and economy, dating back to the very founding of this country. In fact, even George Washington served an apprenticeship to become a land surveyor. Today, this need is as critical as ever, with demand for additional housing, alternative energy,...
Apr 8, 2022 4:30 PM ET
Stanley Black & Decker Announces First Recipients of $25 Million Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge
$3 million in grants and nearly $1 million in tools are being provided to organizations supporting workforce development initiatives Recipients represent the first cohort in 5-year commitment toward skilling 3 million makers Grants to empower roughly 180,000 individuals in 2022 through vocational skills training NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 28, 2022 /3BL Media...
Mar 28, 2022 3:05 PM ET
Meet Barbie the Welder: One Inspiring Maker
Barbie The Welder is a great example of a maker who sees the trades as a gift and an art form. With no formal art training, this self-taught maker and social media sensation has crafted quite the cool career. From tradespeople and engineers to philanthropists and innovators – get...
Oct 27, 2021 4:20 PM ET
Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Fourth Annual Maker Month With “Thank A Maker” Theme To Show Gratitude To Skilled Trade Workers
Company opens grant application period for nonprofits to apply for Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge; a 5-Year, $25 million commitment to train skilled workers Maker Month shines a light on careers in the trades; company partners with trade professionals to debunk common misconceptions   Throughout the month of October, enter to win giveaways by tagging a special...
Oct 13, 2021 4:45 PM ET