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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.

JetBlue Foundation e-Newsletter Fall Edition: Celebrating Girls in Aviation Day Every Day

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The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates 'Girls in Aviation Day' Every Day

The JetBlue Foundation encourages aviation-related education and helps ignites interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, especially among communities traditionally underrepresented in these areas. Two of the JetBlue Foundation's signature programs introduce young girls to careers in aviation and STEM – Fly Like a Girl and Project Scientist STEM Expedition Academy.

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Supporting Young Farmers and Sustainable Food Leaders

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As a food company, we want farming and food to be an exciting career opportunity for the next generation.

Through funding from the General Mills Foundation, The Stone Barns Center is collaborating with the National Young Farmers Coalition and Arizona State University to design, develop, and launch a 6-month farmer fellowship program focused on regenerative agriculture. We are supporting the program’s development and first year pilot.

Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Second Annual Maker Month

Maker Month activities aim to raise awareness of the skills gap and inspire the next generation of makers to build careers in engineering and manufacturing.
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October 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) kicked off its second annual Maker Month, a celebration of the makers and creators shaping the world around us. Throughout the month of October, the company encourages students, parents, educators and makers of all ages to participate in activities and challenges that spark curiosity and build excitement for the power of making.

Smithfield Foods Supports Local Workforce Development Initiatives with $250,000 Contribution to Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Southeast Technical Institute

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced a $250,000 contribution to support Southeast Technical Institute (Southeast Tech) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota during the annual South Dakota Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Seminar with Gov.

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