Harbor Freight Tools for Schools will host a national online gathering for high school skilled trades teachers on Tuesday, May 11.
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. CST
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. MST
3:30-4:00 p.m. PST
The mission of Harbor Freight Tools for School is to increase understanding, support and investment in skilled trades education in U.S. public high schools.
Speaker: Danny Corwin, executive director, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
Overview of the Prize for Teaching Excellence
Tae Kang, program manager, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
Nicole Taylor, 2020 Prize for Teaching Excellence Winner, Warren Technical High School, Atlanta, GA
Applications are now open for the 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The prize will award cash prizes totaling over $1 million to 18 outstanding U.S. public high school skilled trades teachers and their programs. This is our 5th year of hosting the Prize for Teaching Excellence!
The deadline to apply is May 21, 2021.
“Go Ollie Go,’’ A Skilled Trades project you can implement in your classroom
Speaker: Bob Kilmer, Education Advisor, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
Bob Kilmer worked for 35-years as a Construction and Architecture teacher at Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Washington. A former 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, Kilmer has taught construction, architecture, computer-aided design, math, leadership, welding and physical education.
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.