Klein Tools is on a quest to find and reward the 2014 “Head of the Class” instructor of the year. This new award seeks to honor a deserving electrical or HVAC instructor who has made a difference in the lives of the people they teach as well as their community. The award is based on three criteria: master of the craft, classroom/lab experience and community dedication. Six regional winners will be selected by Klein Tools. These six regional winners and their stories will be posted online where people can vote for the grand prize winner.

Anyone can nominate a deserving instructor online at www.kleintools.com/HOTC. The Head of the Class award search runs Aug. 1 through Sept. 1, 2014 and is based in the United States only. Klein Tools will select six regional winners Sept. 15. Each “Head of the Class” regional winner will receive $500 in cash and $500 in Klein tools for the training center.

From the six regional winners, one grand prize winner will be chosen by voters online. Voting ends Oct. 5. Votes will be tabulated and the grand prize winner will be announced on or around Oct. 7. The grand prize winner will receive another $500 in cash as well as an extra $500 in new Klein tools for the training center. In addition, students in the grand prize winner’s fall 2014 class will receive the Klein Back-to-School Kit, a $50 value, which includes:

  • 1 Klein insulated Beverage Hauler 
  • 1 pair of Klein safety glasses
  • 1 Klein hi-viz t-shirt
  • 1 Klein flash drive
  • 6 Klein carpenter’s pencils

“We know there are a lot of great instructors out there who have a passion for electrical and HVAC work, are exceptional teachers and are involved in the world around them,” states Tom Barton, product marketing manager at Klein Tools. “Klein Tools wants to recognize and celebrate their contribution to the trades and the community as a whole.”

Open to U.S. residents only.

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