Stanley Black And Decker Impact Challenge Winners

Stanley Black & Decker Awards $25 Million to Workforce Partnerships

April 25, 2022
The Manufacturing Institute named among 86 organizations to train roughly 180,000 people in 2022.

Stanley Black & Decker named The Manufacturing Institute, the nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, as a 2022 Makers Grant Recipient.

As evinced by its facilities like The Manufactory, that pioneers and tests new manufacturing technologies leading to innovations such as its new flexible automation cells, SB&D has a long-standing interest in advancing the construction and manufacturing sectors through providing new tools and the education to use them.

SB&D’s “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge aims to close the trade skills gap by committing $25 million in grant money over the next five years to nonprofits that serve the constructing and manufacturing sectors with trade workforce development initiatives. The Manufacturing Institute is among the 86 organizations selected by SB&D on the basis of diversity, sustainable impact, and depth of programs among other considerations.

The Manufacturing Institute was awarded the Makers Grant in part for its leadership and expansion of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME), founded by Toyota in 2010. FAME provides classroom and hands-on instruction to provide skills training and workforce development for graduates that enter critical disciplines in the U.S. manufacturing industry.

“Stanley Black & Decker is immensely proud to support the MI through their FAME programming as they work to skill and reskill the next generation of trade professionals,” said Stanley Black & Decker Vice President of Social Impact, Diane Cantello.

Learn more about the “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge on the SB&D website.

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