STEM and Skilled Trades

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Cultivating the creative problem solvers of tomorrow

We believe in the power of STEM and skilled trades to address today’s challenges and prepare society for the future. To equip new generations in these fields, we focus on three strategic areas.

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Employment expansion

Connect students to post-secondary careers in STEM and skilled trades

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Education support

Expand access to quality STEM and skilled trades secondary education

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Helping teachers

Expand and diversify STEM primary education teacher pipelines

Employment expansion

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A more robust STEM talent pipeline for underrepresented youth

Dow has invested over $5 million to support and enhance STEM outreach at Historically Black Colleges and Universities—a partnership we continue to expand.

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Helping students complete manufacturing and trade programs

The Dow Last Mile Fund for Manufacturing and Skilled Trades provides aid for students during the final two semesters of school—which often means the difference between graduating and giving up.

Education support

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Team-based robotics for children and teens

We help support FIRST® Robotics as it prepares young people for the future with engaging programs that teach, mentor and build confidence and camaraderie.

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Educating the next generation of manufacturers

The Creators Wanted™ campaign is working to increase the number of students in U.S. technical and vocational schools or reskilling programs by 25% while reducing the skills gap by 600,000 jobs.

Helping teachers

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A world of STEM education

Teach For All is a global network that provides the education and opportunity for children to fulfill their potential. Our partnership has helped them recruit, place, and professionally develop teachers at schools in Nigeria, Argentina, Spain and Japan.

More ways we create social impact

Grants and investments
We help accelerate positive change through grants and gift-in-kind donations, collaborations with non-profits and other partners, and supporting our team through volunteer and community efforts.
Looking for a grant?
Dow offers all kinds of grants to help support long-term social, economic and environmental health in Dow communities. If you would like to learn more, we’d be happy to inform you.

See the results of our ambition in action

2023 INtersections Report: Community