Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Retail giant Harbor Freight Tools has selected Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School as one of 12 schools across the country to receive a $5,000 cash grant. The funds will support the school’s Skills USA program, which allows students to compete in activities centered on career and technical education.
Through the SkillsUSA program, students enter local competitions and compete against their peers from among dozens of categories that include architectural drafting, automotive skills, carpentry, culinary arts, engineering, equipment technology, job interview, appliance technology, plumbing, public speaking, robotics, and more. In spring 2018, Coaches Jeff Lemmer and Sharon Hegwood led a team of ten students to the state competition. One of their groups, made up of Karina Damian, Ibrahim Abukar, and Donyana Johnson, earned a second place medal in the Promotional Bulletin Board category, which required the students to design and build a board to promote their SkillsUSA chapter.
The grant from Harbor Freight Tools will support material expenses, fees, and travel to regional and state Skills USA competitions.
Danny Corwin, executive director of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, noted, “The outstanding students, advisors, and mentors of the SkillsUSA community demonstrate the great promise of the trades as a course of study and career. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is proud to support excellence in high school skilled trades education through this partnership with SkillsUSA.”
Congratulations to Bradley Tech, and thank you, Harbor Freight Tools!
Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School is located at 700 S. 4th Street in Milwaukee. To learn more about technical education at Bradley Tech, visit the school website or call (414) 212-2400.