Harbor Freight Leadership Lab

There may be ‘born leaders,’ but there surely are far too few to depend on them. Leadership must be learned and can be learned.
—Peter F. Drucker

Harbor Freight Leadership Lab

There may be ‘born leaders,’ but there surely are far too few to depend on them. Leadership must be learned and can be learned.
—Peter F. Drucker

Boosting excellence
in skilled trades
education by developing
effective leaders

Among the greatest risks in our transition to a knowledge economy is that we will under-employ millions who want to work both with their heads and their hands. The strength of our society depends on these people finding jobs that offer not only economic security, but also a sense of meaning and contribution.

To meet this demand, America will need a robust skilled trades education sector. Yet investments in the sector should not be one-size-fits-all. The country’s vast and diverse collection of regional economies and education systems will require an equally diverse set of skilled trades programs.

To address this need, the Drucker Institute has partnered with Harbor Freight Tools for Schools to launch the Harbor Freight Leadership Lab for incubating programs that boost the number and effectiveness of K-12 skilled trades education leaders in public school systems across America. (The Drucker Institute is also a partner with Harbor Freight Tools for Schools on its Prize for Teaching Excellence.)

The lab’s aims are to:

Deliver practical leadership tools and certifications for skilled trades education leaders’ career advancement;
Expand and connect communities of skilled trades leaders and educators; and
Elevate the skilled trades education sector’s performance, prestige and standing in society.

For more information about the Harbor Freight Leadership Lab, please contact Phalana Tiller at Phalana.Tiller@cgu.edu.