FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE WORLD™
At Stanley Black & Decker, we aim to empower 10 million people by the year 2030 to become makers, creators and leaders. In short, we want to prepare today’s generation to build tomorrow’s world.
Each day we do that through our commitment to research, development, education and training, combined with the advancement of breakthrough innovation and cutting-edge technologies. We are focused on equipping our own employees – and those in the wider community -- with the tools, abilities and expertise they need to pursue their careers.
That’s why for nearly 10 years we have proudly partnered with WorldSkills International. This organization hosts the largest vocational skills competition in the world, inspiring young people and teams to advance their prospects through the power of new techniques, real-world learning and technology. Every two years, this unique event showcases the value of skills and increases the recognition of skilled professionals worldwide.
"Skills are the foundation of modern life. From the houses we live in to the societies we create, all are the result of skills. They are the driving force behind successful careers and companies, thriving industries and economies. Skills build the world."
- WorldSkills International
On July 15, we will join the celebration of World Youth Skills Day, which is supported by the United Nations and WorldSkills International to emphasize the importance of technical, vocational education, and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. This initiative will highlight youth skills development and draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills to fulfill employment around the world, while demonstrating the importance of skills in achieving economic growth and personal success. Inspiring, educating, and developing youth is an integral part of this.
Discover more about WorldSkills at: https://www.worldskills.org/
"Whatever the profession or trade, learning new skills is essential to success. From construction to plumbing, programming to mechatronics, practical skills and talents of all types are vital for current and new generations to adopt, ensuring that we fill the gaps in the labor force now and in the future." - Tim Perra, Vice President, Public Affairs for Stanley Black & Decker