Harbor Freight Tools Donates To LAUSD Adult Schools
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During these hard economic times when resources are scarce, School Board President Monica Garcia welcomes Harbor Freight Tools as an enthusiastic partner ready to support Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Adult Education. Thanks to the $1.4 million gift of tools and equipment from Harbor Freight Tools and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Smidt, many students in the District's Division of Adult and Career Education will benefit from high-quality industrial education programs. The donation, in addition to promoting creativity and innovation, will encourage students to turn their passions into paychecks.
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"Our schools and communities are stronger when we have partners that help us get the job done," said Board President Monica Garcia. "Thank you Harbor Freight and Eric Smidt for giving us the tools and resources to continue workforce training. Together we can help restore opportunities that are in much demand in our community."
Harbor Freight invited LAUSD's industrial career education instructors to visit the company's Pasadena store to compile "wish" lists. And the shopping lists were long - they asked for and will receive a massive amount of tools and equipment - more than 55,000 items capable of filling 15 forty-foot truck loads. All will be put to good use in industrial education programs for careers in air conditioning repair, electronics, plumbing, construction work and many other fields.
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