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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

Realism About Reskilling

Learn about new research from the Brookings’ Workforce of the Future initiative on upgrading the career prospects of America’s low-wage workers.
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Every person deserves the opportunity for dignified employment that provides living wages and potential for advancement. However, for many in America today, this is far from reality, as they are caught in a cycle of low-wage work, earning poverty wages and unable to move up in the economy.

Local leaders, firms and workers need to adapt quickly to keep pace with rapid technological innovation and its transformative impact on the U.S. economy. Using reskilling as a focal point, this report aims to provide policymakers with tools to do so by answering the following questions:

VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa Programme Expands to Enhance Digital Skills in Africa

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  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

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  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

Closing the Skills Gap Through the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center

by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
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One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.  

PNC’s Quarterly CSR Newsletter: Exploring Equality, Employee Development and Responsible Investing

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PNC joins Business Coalition for the Equality Act

No one should face discrimination because of who they are or who they love. PNC is proud to join the Human Rights Campaign in supporting and calling on Congress to pass the Equality Act.

Learn more at HRC's Equality Act website.
 

PNC's PartnerUp Program shrinking the skills gap

Inclusiveness 4.0

Modern advances in technology make employment of people with disabilities possible beyond limits
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Modern advances in technology make employment of people with disabilities possible beyond limits

Fostering Student Interest and Inclusion to Close the STEM Gap

Inequality hinders innovation. The key to closing the STEM skills gap lies in both reaching and engaging groups of youth.
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For a country that has historically thrived on innovation, the United States may now be losing out on generations of innovators in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. These innovators are essential to bridging the skills gap in STEM: an estimated 3 million STEM jobs in America are unfilled because there are not enough qualified workers to fill them.

What Skills Do Young People Need to Succeed?

by Jan Lee
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This post was sponsored by Deloitte as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process.

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This post was sponsored by Deloitte as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process.

VIDEO | Global Transformation by Investing in Youth Education

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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for skilled workers continues to rise and is becoming employers’ favorable choice to replace traditional long-term workers. However, there is a mismatch between the skills that workers can offer and what employers are demanding. This gap impacts not only economies but also hampers the transition to equitable and inclusive societies. Therefore, developing skills among the youth is becoming crucial to ensure the overall improvement of business and society.

Making the World More Hospitable

How the Hospitality Industry can be Instrumental in Closing the Youth Employment Gap
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Young people will always find ways to employ their time. With more than 3.5 billion of them under the age of 30, it’s imperative that their employment is with purpose and value. Yet today, an astonishing 71 million young people around the world are left wanting for that.

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