- Stanley Black & Decker introduces the Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge
- Initiative will invest $25 million over five years in grants to nonprofits supporting trade workforce development
- Effort will also look to convey the message that vocational training can result in a rewarding, high-paying career
Summary by Dirk Langeveld
Stanley Black & Decker has introduced a multiyear effort to support vocational skills training and reskilling programs to address a lack of qualified workers in the construction and manufacturing industries.
The Connecticut-based tool manufacturer has introduced the Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge, which will invest $25 million over five years. The company believes it will assist 3 million workers through the initiative.
The initiative also seeks to combat negative perceptions about jobs in manufacturing and construction, looking to convey the message that vocational training can result in a rewarding, high-paying career.
Up to $5 million is available this year to nonprofit organizations supporting trade workforce development initiatives. These organizations can submit applications between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.