This unique, cohort-based program allows participants to rotate through a comprehensive, 12-month curriculum, lean manufacturing and core leadership principles.

Throughout the action-based experience, participants connect with and learn from peers and leaders across the globe, helping them jump-start a meaningful and rewarding career.

The Vocational Leadership Program is ideal for ambitious graduating students and professionals who have a strong passion for the manufacturing trade and a desire to lead others.

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  • One-year, cohort-based program focused on manufacturing and leadership skills
  • Weekly interactive seminars and formal learning sessions
  • Continuous improvement project to help accelerate learning
  • Active coaching and mentorship throughout the program
  • Exposure to top company leaders and networking events
  • Lean training certifications
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) (no college experience necessary)
  • Some manufacturing and/or technical skills
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • An innate ability and passion to lead others
  • A growth mindset & willingness to continuously learn
  • High ethical standards and behaviors

Stanley Black & Decker is a very diverse and inclusive company that respects and embraces differences, has a range of training/growth opportunities and is open to empowerment and innovation!

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Patrice M.
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