Skills Development CSR News

Partnerships are the Keystone to Program Success

5 strategies to build a CR program that yields results
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By Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at NortonLifeLock

NortonLifeLock Inc. believes strongly in a corporate responsibility (CR) program that relies on partnerships. Picking the right partner or partners can make outcomes easier to achieve and impacts more meaningful, especially when launching a new initiative.

How Bacardi Aims to Shatter the Glass Ceiling

Spirits company launches mentoring program to cultivate female leadership.
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By Michael Woodward Ph.D.

The glass ceiling has slowly been cracking for years, but it is far from shattered. The 2019 Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey and Company found that women occupy only 21 percent of executive roles in the C-suite with just under 30 percent representation in vice president and senior vice president roles. Although there has been progress in the last five years, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Scotiabank Supports Artificial Intelligence Research at University of Alberta

The $1.25 million donation will fund Scotiabank Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative in the Department of Computing Science
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EDMONTON, Alberta, November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank announced a donation of $1.25 million to the University of Alberta this morning, to fund the Scotiabank Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative in the Department of Computing Science. 

Changing Lives Through Skills

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Skills can change lives. That’s why we are committed to empowering 10 million makers, creators and innovators by 2030 – preparing new generations of workers to pursue tomorrow’s careers and leadership opportunities.

Saying “Thank You” Through Action. How We Provide Veterans The Post-Military Careers They Deserve.

By Troy Vandenberg
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Many military veterans find themselves in uncharted territory once they begin to transition out of service. A 2012 study conducted by Prudential Financial, Inc., revealed that nearly half of post-9/11 veterans say they are unprepared for the move to the civilian workforce, citing the greatest challenge as finding a job.

Smithfield Foods Supports TeamMates Mentoring Program with $50,000 Donation

Company’s ninth year of partnership to benefit youth in Crete, Nebraska
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CRETE, Neb., October 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has announced the ninth consecutive year of partnership with TeamMates, a mentoring program serving local middle and high school students in Crete, Nebraska.

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.

NxtGen Program Develops an Inclusive Workplace for Adults with Autism

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Harnessing potential – that’s the motivation behind our new initiative to hire, train and retrain adults on the autism spectrum, just one of the ways Stanley Black & Decker is empowering 10 million makers and creators of all abilities by 2030.

In partnership with Autism Speaks, we’re establishing the NxtGen Program: a community college curriculum focused on skills that will prepare people with autism to pursue skilled-labor jobs in manufacturing.

JetBlue Program Aims to Inspire Girls to Pursue Aviation Careers

By Erin Tiernan
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It was women wielding the wrenches, fixing the airplane engines and sitting in the captain’s chair in the cockpit of the 190-seat airplane inside JetBlue’s hangar at Logan International Airport on Saturday — a rare sight in an industry dominated by men.

Female pilots, mechanics and fight attendants greeted more than 40 girls ages 6-17 with a first-class glance at what it’s like to be a woman in aviation as part of the airline’s “Fly Like A Girl” campaign.

Bacardi Takes Stands on Both Gainful Employment and the Environment

By Tina Casey
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Bartenders have a unique window on the world. They absorb and reflect the hubbub of conversation that swirls around their workplace. They fill many roles, including those of cheerleader and social influencer. When brands build relationships with bartenders — or mixologists, in professional parlance — they have a unique opportunity to amplify their messages. That’s not as simple as it may seem, but the company Bacardi has launched a new youth training program that could help build public support for its environmental activities as well.

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