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Makers Index

What’s Keeping Young People from the Skilled Trades?

 

Jim Loree - Stanley Black and Decker President and CEO

“We must address this issue, or we risk even greater labor shortages in the future. The Makers Index study reveals a pathway to solve this challenge: collectively, there is more we can do to make trade careers resonate with young people.”

Jim Loree, Stanley Black & Decker, CEO

 

Let’s Close the Gap!

85%

of young people see value
in a skilled trade career

but only

16%

are very likely to consider
such a career