The Tualatin ABC Competition Entry
Our Community Revitalization Plan was submitted to the competition judges on November 6, 2015. You can download and read the full plan or check out the information below for a summary of our proposal.
The following is a summary of our competition entry. You can also download our one page Fact Sheet flyer here. The Tualatin ABC effort is part of the Tualatin Tomorrow Vision and Action Plan - you can read more about Tualatin Tomorrow here.
Our revitalization plan is focused on increasing opportunity and standard of living for all population segments. While we continue to seek solutions to all community-defined needs and priorities described in our Tualatin Tomorrow Vision, our ABC initiative is hyper-focused on one specific target: connecting youth and underserved populations to STEAM education and CTE training that align with our advanced manufacturing industry base. In addition to providing jobs and personal growth opportunities for residents, we can begin to develop a workforce pipeline for a large cross-section of our employers.
We intend to develop a mobile maker space and associated programming. Our three overarching goals for the mobile maker space are:
- Increase access to STEAM learning resources
- Promote awareness of career pathway opportunities and CTE education
- Establish training and internship connections with local employers with the ultimate aim of increasing the number of local residents holding local jobs
Longer-term, we intend to supplement the mobile maker space with a permanent Community Career and Creative Center. The Center would provide space to add larger maker equipment, conduct classes and workshops and integrate performing arts.