Last week Daimler Trucks North America donated $7,000 to technology labs at Gladstone and Oregon City high schools to benefit local engineering classes.

(Image is Clickable Link) On Sept. 13, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the launch of the Daimler Education in Motion campaign which includes $230,000 in donations to support education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs across 34 local high schools. Pictured here is Oregon City High School Principal Tom Lovell (center) celebrating a $7,000 donation to the school with DTNA representatives Eileen Frack and Friedrich Baumann.Part of the company’s Education in Motion campaign, the contributions has the goal of encouraging students to build skills to prepare for careers in manufacturing.

Pictured here is Gladstone High School representative Natalie Osburn celebrating a $7,000 donation to the school with DTNA representative Regis de Andrade.“There is a significant gap between available manufacturing jobs in Portland and the pool of skilled workers in Portland,” said Roger Nielsen, for Daimler Trucks North America.

Gladstone High, known for its technology programs, offers classes in Engineering Technology; Mechanics and Energy; Computer-Aided Drafting and Design; Web Design; Game Design; Computer Technology; and Robotics.

Oregon City School District recently joined the SouthMetro STEM coalition with a goal of providing increased STEM focus and career readiness.

At a press conference held at Jeld-Wen Field, Daimler last week announced its long-term commitment to Portland by unveiling plans that it intends to construct a new headquarters building and parking garage on its Swan Island campus.

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