Let's Close the Trade Skill Gap
With an estimated 10 million global manufacturing jobs currently unfilled, the trade skill gap is an urgent challenge. That’s why we’re committing up to $25 million in grant money over five years to nonprofits – helping fund important vocational skills training and reskilling programs in construction and manufacturing. Together we can close the trade skill gap and help people build what matters.
2023 Women in Construction Week
She Built This City Builds Pathways to Success
See how this Impact Challenge Grant Recipient is giving women the tools to succeed in the construction industry through their 8-week, pre-apprenticeship training program.Learn More
Announcing Our 2022 Makers Grant Recipients
For the second year of our Global Impact Challenge, we selected 91 out of an impressive field of 182 applicants to receive grant funding. Stay tuned to see the impact each will make in helping to skill and reskill over 200,000 makers throughout 2023.Download PR Toolkit
2021 Makers Grant Winners
In our first year, the Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge awarded $3M in grants supporting 86 nonprofit organizations (59 cash grants and 29 tool donation grants), tracking to benefit 180,000 future makers.
Women’s Trades Training Program
Philidelphia Academies Inc.
Manufacturing Advocacy Growth & Network Inc.
Workshops for Warriors
Manufacturing Training for Veterans
Helmets to Hardhats
Skilled Training for Veterans
Kids Making It
Skilled Trades Program in NC
Making a Difference
Hope Renovations: 2021 Maker Grant Recipient
The Trades Are in Demand
Right now, there is a high demand for skilled jobs and a shortage of skilled labor. To close this trade skill deficit, we need to better understand the barriers keeping people from the trades and the gap itself. Explore these links to learn more.