“We’re all human so we should be treated equally.”
Those are the thoughts of two of the more than 50 girls who spent the day with Stanley Black & Decker mentors at the Silverstone University Technical College in the United Kingdom to learn about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education.
The mission of the day: Encourage students to consider STEAM careers as well as inspiring the next generations of female leaders in this field.
The 2019 Citizens Award Recognizes Innovative, Impactful Corporate Citizenship
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Stanley Black & Decker Best Corporate Steward as part of its 2019 Citizens Awards. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual awards program, which recognizes the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives raising the bar on social responsibility and spearheading the transformation to a strong, healthy and sustainable future.
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.
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.
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.
Stanley Black & Decker was recently named “Brand of the Year” at the first Purpose Awards held by PRWeek.
October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - PRWeek, the leading publication for the public relations industry, launched the Purpose Awards to recognize programs that use creative ideas to genuinely further positive causes as well as to acknowledge the organizations and individuals behind them.
Stanley Black & Decker was recognized for delivering on its ambitious corporate social responsibility program, including its efforts to address the manufacturing skills gap and to create innovative products that help build a more sustainable world.
At just 10 years old, Lily Colson has proved that age does not matter when it comes to fantastic ideas – she was the winner of Stanley Black & Decker’s Sustainability Award at the National Invention Convention. This Maker Month, we chatted with Lily about her outstanding “Solar Lines” invention and why creations like hers are so important for the future of the planet:
Have you always been interested in making and creating things?
One of ten businesses in the 2019 STANLEY+Techstars class of 2019, WOMP is a 3D startup originating from Brooklyn, New York. With an all-women board, the company is passionate about enabling women to have leadership and technical positions in 3D tech, media, and digital manufacturing. The WOMP team describes its business as an all-in-one platform for anybody to easily access 3D tech. Put simply, WOMP allows anyone to create, interact, share and print their ideas all in one place... with zero knowledge required.
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.
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.
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.