Maker Month

Meet Sarah Listi: One Inspiring Maker

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Sarah Listi of Tool Girl’s Garage didn’t plan on a career in the trades. She just couldn’t help but be drawn to it. Hitting the books in pursuit of a neuroscience degree, she realized she’d rather tell her own story. By building beautiful, functional pieces and renovating spaces, Sarah is making her mark on the world.

From tradespeople and engineers to philanthropists and innovators – get to know these inspiring individuals in the trades.

Meet an Empowered Maker: Xavier Owens

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For anyone considering a trades career, electrician Xavier Owens has a few words of advice: “Go for it.” Having pursued both a college degree and trades training, he’s empowered by his choice to help make the world.

From tradespeople and engineers to philanthropists and innovators – get to know these inspiring individuals in the trades.

How did you become an electrician?

Meet an Inspiring Maker: Kyle Stumpenhorst

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Among the makers we’re celebrating this month – Kyle Stumpenhorst of Rural Renovators. With a computer science degree in his toolbelt, Kyle scrapped the office life to pursue a passion: quality home building.

From tradespeople and engineers to philanthropists and innovators – get to know these inspiring individuals in the trades.

How did you become a contractor?

Meet Barbie the Welder: One Inspiring Maker

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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 to know these inspiring individuals in the trades.

How did you get into welding? What inspires you in your career?

Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Fourth Annual Maker Month With “Thank A Maker” Theme To Show Gratitude To Skilled Trade Workers

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  • 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 maker in your life with #ThankAMaker on social media
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  • 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 maker in your life with #ThankAMaker on social media

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

Summary: 
  • 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
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  • 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

How Stanley Black & Decker Is Enhancing Skills to Revitalize Communities

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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

Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Third Annual Maker Month Focused on Empowering Skilled Workers & Tradespeople

Summary: 
  • 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
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  • 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

Stanley Black & Decker Invests in the Future of Manufacturing with Maker Month

By Roya Sabri
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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, trade and vocational scholarships, and networking events for students to learn more about careers in manufacturing.

Spotlight on Arya Bairat: 17-Year Old Sustainable Inventor

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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 Award for affordable and clean energy at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s Luminary Awards.

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