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

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
Building the Trade Workforce of the Future: Stanley Black & Decker Launches 5-Year, $25 Million Commitment to Train More Than 3 Million Skilled Trade Workers
Beginning Oct. 1, nonprofits can apply for Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge grants to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs Program aims to fuel the growth of trade careers as millions of jobs go unfilled, exacerbated by the pandemic
Sep 14, 2021 12:05 PM ET
How Stanley Black & Decker Is Enhancing Skills to Revitalize Communities
We are helping our employees and the makers of tomorrow master the skills and expertise needed to secure productive jobs and revitalize communities, now and well into the future, even as the nature of jobs and work itself rapidly evolves. Maker Month 2020 At Stanley Black & Decker, every October is devoted to Maker Month—working to empower makers and...
Jul 2, 2021 11:00 AM ET
3 out of 4 Americans Built Up Their Home Improvement Skills in 2020, CRAFTSMAN® Built@Home Survey Finds
December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A new survey from CRAFTSMAN, a Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. brand, found that more than 3 in 4 Americans (78%) have honed their home improvement skills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CRAFTSMAN Built@Home Survey examined how Americans’ home renovation interests and skills have evolved...
Dec 4, 2020 10:00 AM ET
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