With unemployment in Oregon at an all-time low, finding skilled workers remains a major concern for businesses of all sizes. Over the years, by participating in the America’s Best Communities competition and now with the Tualatin STEAM Team, the Chamber has played a key role in communicating the needs of the business community to our school district. We were also instrumental in starting the after-school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program at Hazelbrook Middle School and supporting the Mobile Makerspace (MMS) with volunteers at the Summer Lunch Program. The MMS is a creative “do it yourself” space providing tools and equipment which provides hands-on learning experiences or youth to spark an interest in STEAM subjects. Click here for the full Tualatin Mobile Makerspace story.
The Chamber and the Tigard-Tualatin School District are currently working on facilitating a new program, #WorkReady. The current Superintendent of the Tigard-Tualatin School District, Dr. Sue Rieke-Smith was instrumental in developing this program in Springfield. #WorkReady focuses on education and career exploration for middle and high school students.
This extremely important work provides us one of the highest value propositions we can offer Tualatin’s Youth and Business community to effectively change lives in the long-term. We appreciate your commitment to engaging, cultivating, and developing a local pool of skilled, qualified, and career-ready talent!
If you’d like to learn more about our work or how you can get involved, please contact Linda Moholt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-692-0780.