Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:46

Two Denver-Area Teachers Awarded $100,000 for Skilled Trades Programs

Written by Audra Streetman, CBS 4 Denver News
Two Denver-Area Teachers Awarded $100,000 for Skilled Trades Programs CBS


“This year has been one of the toughest on record for skilled trades teachers as they switch between in-person, remote or blended learning---all while trying to do their life’s work of preparing the next generation of tradespeople,” said Danny Corwin, executive director of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. “At a time when tradespeople are more essential than ever, so is trades education. We are honored and grateful to have the chance to shine a spotlight on these teachers’ amazing work.”


The 2020 prize drew more than 600 applications from 48 states and included three rounds of judging. In July, the field was narrowed to 50 finalists.


An additional 15 teachers will win $50,000, with $35,000 going to their public high school skilled trades program and $15,000 to the individual teacher. The 32 finalists who were not named winners will receive $1,000 gift cards from Harbor Freight Tools.


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