Eli Murphy, an eighth-grade student from Enumclaw, Washington, put his skilled trades training to good use by retrofitting a rideable electric toy car for Ollie, a three-year-old Denver boy who experiences significant mobility challenges. The pilot project, funded by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, is a great example of the power of kids helping kids through the skilled trades.
Go Ollie Go is a pilot project funded by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. Bob Kilmer, the teacher who supervised Eli’s work on the project has put together a playbook, which you can use to implement a similar project with students at your school.
Bob Kilmer is an education advisor for Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. Bob spent 35 years as a Construction and Architecture teacher at Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Washington. A National Board Certified Teacher in career and technical education and a 2017 Grand Prize winner of the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, Bob has taught construction, architecture, computer-aided design, math, leadership, welding and physical education.