The World of Speed motorsport museum is also known for its educational mission, introducing area high school students to the world of auto repair. The museum partners with Clackamas Community College to bring students to the museum for classes that qualify for both high school and community college credits.
Tualatin High School Associate Principal Jarvis Gomes said of the partnership, "World of Speed has given our students 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."
Nick Oubre of Tualatin is a Life Scout and a graduate of the World of Speed learning program. Oubre has taken on an Eagle Scout service project to purchase or collect donated tools to more completely outfit the learning center.
"World of Speed has a large collection of tools available for students to use, but there are a few gaps that need to be filled," Oubre said. "As one of their past students, I wanted to help future students by making sure they have the correct tools and enough of them. These classes have influenced me to become a mechanic so I will be continuing my education in the automotive industry."
Oubre will be onsite at World of Speed during the Portland Cars & Coffee events on three consecutive Saturday mornings, Jan.13, 20, and 27. Oubre will be able to accept donations of new or gently used tools as well as cash donations.
The World of Speed is located at 27490 S.W. 95th Ave. in Wilsonville. To see a complete list of needed tools, visit www.worldofspeed.org and follow the links for Youth Automotive Education. Donations are also accepted online through the website.