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Let's Build It

What is the Let’s Build It Institute?

Let’s Build It is a convening of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools’ prize-winning teachers designed to produce valuable and inventive ideas that could dramatically improve skilled trades education in public schools across the country.

Let’s Build It offers meaningful opportunities for peer learning, reflection and relationship-building, creating a network of skilled trades teachers that will grow and deepen for years to come. 

“This was time well spent with my colleagues who truly love their work and put their heart and soul into their teaching. An invigorating and innovative time. Not only did we share many successes in our journeys, but it taught me that we all face the same common problem of attracting young talent into our programs.  To me, the underlying importance of ‘Lets Build it’ is it brings these inspiring teachers together to share ideas that are working in their neighborhoods, schools, and states. And I am proud to be part of this work.”

Ed Hughes, 2017 2nd Place Winner