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.

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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.

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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.

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Making a Difference

Hope Renovations: 2021 Maker Grant Recipient

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(1) SkillPointe, (2) The Makers Index, (3) World Economic Forum/Deloitte, (4) Generation T