Maker Month - Alexis, Joiner
Maker Month - Ben, Woodworker
Maker Month - Ellen, Woodworker

While Maker Month has come and gone, our mission of empowering makers and tradespeople around the world continues!

Our long-term goal is to inspire 10 million individuals by 2030 through upskilling, promoting vocational and skills training, fostering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education and providing access to Makerspaces.

We’re shining a light on the trade skills gap. The fact that there are an estimated 10 million unfilled manufacturing jobs is one of the biggest issues facing the workforce today.


Jim Loree - Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker

"To help solve for the vast skills gap today, an issue made worse by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, businesses need to showcase and celebrate the wide variety of opportunities people can pursue across the skilled trades. Maker Month is our contribution to this effort, helping to highlight the vast potential these careers offer."

Jim Loree, Chief Executive Officer


Trades By the Numbers

Bureau of Labor Statistics, July & August 2020


Employment: 12M
Unemployment: 7%
Openings: 408,000
Average Pay: $49,000/year



Employment: 905,000
Unemployment: 9%
* Openings: 267,000
Average Pay: $48,000/year

* BLS: Occupational Employment Projections, 2010-2020


Employment: 7M
Unemployment: 8%
Openings: 334,000
Average Pay: $65,000/year