Daimler Trucks North America Enters Second Year of Support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Portland and Southwest Washington Area Schools

Contact: tracy.darchini@daimler.com

Portland, Ore. – Sept. 4, 2014 – Teachers are returning to work for the new school year with extra budget for their programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and career technical education (CTE) thanks to $250,000 in donations from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)  as a part of its Daimler Education in Motion campaign.

The Daimler Education in Motion campaign is comprised of a multitude of programs that all point to furthering STEM and CTE programs.  Since the program’s inception in September 2013, the company has donated approximately $775,000 to schools in Portland and Southwest Washington, an effort recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a best practice.

In addition to the donations, each selected school will benefit from being assigned a DTNA liaison, an employee who volunteers their time to work with a school to identify needs for support beyond monetary funding.  For example, this hands-on interaction and community involvement includes classroom presentations, job shadowing, mock interviews and company tours.

“As a company founded on innovation, education in math and science plays a vital role in developing talent both in our corporate offices and in our production plants,” said David Carson, general manager, human resources, Daimler Trucks North America. “By supporting today’s students we hope to encourage them to stay in school and pursue a rewarding career in manufacturing.”

The following Portland and Southwest Washington area schools were selected to each receive a $7,000 donation for the 2014/2015 school year:

  • Aloha High School
  • Beaverton High School
  • Benson Polytechnic High School
  • Camas High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Cleveland High School
  • Columbia River High School
  • David Douglas High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Ft. Vancouver High School
  • Gladstone High School
  • Grant High School
  • Gresham High School
  • Hudson’s Bay High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Lake Oswego High School
  • Lakeridge High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Madison High School
  • Oregon City High School
  • Parkrose High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Sabin-Schellenberg High School
  • Sam Barlow High School
  • Skyview High School
  • Southridge High School
  • Sunset High School
  • Tigard High School
  • Tualatin High School
  • Washougal High School
  • Westview High School
  • Woodrow Wilson High School

In 2013 34 high schools participated in the first annual Daimler Education in Motion Program.  (Funds were used to purchase robotics, welding, and other machinery equipment, as well as updates to educational technology, such as graphics design and 3-D modeling software, AutoCAD textbooks, and smart boards for science classrooms.)  Benson Polytechnic High School used the funds to pay it forward, using the donation to learn geometry through constructing a play structure for children in an inner-city daycare and a shelter for a homeless person at Dignity Village in Northeast Portland.

The Daimler Education in Motion is comprised of a variety of programs that all point to education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as career and technical education (CTE), these programs include:

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler Company.

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