AUTOMOTIVE LEARNING CENTER
World of Speed provides educational opportunities for high school students in Career and Technical Education.
Many high schools lack the facilities and resources to host an automotive-education program, so World of Speed and its partners are filling this gap. This innovative program is the result of a partnership between school districts, World of Speed, and Clackamas Community College. Clackamas College provides the instructors and curriculum, World of Speed provides the classrooms, technology, tools, and automotive bays, and the districts provide the motivated students. Students take part in classes such as Automotive Fundamentals, General Auto Repair, and Small Engine Repair. In addition to the Clackamas curriculum, students get behind-the-scenes tours with World of Speed Curator Ron Huegli, and the chance to hear industry professionals share their experiences.
The program started in Fall 2015 and now serves seven school districts and over 100 students, including students from Canby, Lake Oswego, Newberg, North Marion, Sherwood, Tigard-Tualatin, and West Linn-Wilsonville. At the conclusion of these courses, students will have earned community college credits along with their high school credits. Tualatin High School Associate Principal Jarvis Gomes said of the partnership, “World of Speed has given our students at Tualatin High School an exceptional opportunity to learn auto mechanics at a state-of-the-art facility. We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership and experience for our students.” We’re excited too!
If you would like to offer your skills and expertise to help with this program, we would welcome the chance to discuss opportunities with you. We are always looking for guest speakers who would be willing to share their experience with students. Please see program contact information at the bottom of this page.
Want to get involved?
Click the link below to view a list of equipment and tools needed to equip the World of Speed Learning Center for these classes. Funding donations to help purchase equipment, or to assist with student participation, is also appreciated.