Frequently Asked Questions
- Harbor Freight Tools for Schools® is a program of The Smidt Foundation, established by Harbor Freight Tools owner and founder Eric Smidt, to advance excellent skilled trades education in U.S. public high schools. With a deep respect for the dignity of these fields and for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools aims to drive a greater understanding of and investment in skilled trades education, believing that access to quality skilled trades education gives high school students pathways to graduation, opportunity, good jobs, and a workforce our country needs.
The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence® is an annual award recognizing outstanding skilled trades teachers in U.S. public high schools. The prize is designed to shine a light on excellent skilled trades education and build a network of exceptional trades teachers. Applications open in March and winners are announced in October of each year.
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is a program of The Smidt Foundation, a private foundation established by Eric Smidt, the owner and founder of Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. We are a foundation program and we are proud that Harbor Freight Tools is also a major supporter of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools.