Grantee Organizations

Our valued partners are advancing excellent skilled trades education in U.S. public high schools

Big Picture Learning

Big Picture Learning created the Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative® connecting students with industry mentors and paid apprenticeships in the skilled trades.

RWSReal World Scholars

Real World Scholars created Harbor Freight EdCorps, where students learn to run a real business while developing skills that bring new relevance to traditional coursework.


We fund travel scholarships for students attending the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference and cash prizes for skilled trades competition winners.

PAYAPartnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA)

PAYA supports efforts in states and cities to expand access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school age youth.

CTE Foundation Sonoma County

We support Career Technical Education Foundation Sonoma County in expanding programs throughout the region to align with the economic and workforce development needs.

Harbor Freight Leadership Lab®

The Harbor Freight Leadership Lab brings together leaders from across the skilled trades ecosystem to identify strategies to elevate the effectiveness of skilled trades education leaders.