New School District Joins World of Speed Automotive Education Program


Tigard-Tualatin is the latest school district to join the growing automotive education program at World of Speed! On Tuesday, February 2, a class of 22 very excited students from Tualatin High School started their automotive fundamentals class. Students weren’t the only ones excited about the day. 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.” This innovative program is the result of a partnership between school districts, World of Speed and Clackamas Community College. Clackamas provides the instructors and curriculum, World of Speed provides the classrooms, technology, tools and automotive bays, and the districts provide the motivated students. 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 four school districts and over 60 students, including students from Canby, North Marion and West Linn-Wilsonville school districts. World of Speed and its partners are currently in the process of planning next year’s programming and looking forward to expanding to other school districts in the future.