Welcome to the Oregon Institute of Technology and Project Lead The Way Website. After 7 years and over 230 high school and middle school teachers trained at the annual Summer Institute events in Klamath Falls, Oregon Tech and PLTW are going strong and demonstrating their shared commitment to creating opportunities for Oregon kids in areas related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
This website serves as a resource and communication hub for the network of schools participating in PLTW and those teachers, counselors and administrators interested in finding out more about this great program. We invite you to explore the content areas and contact us if you need more information about our upcoming events and the collaboration between Oregon Tech and PLTW.
What's the Problem?
The United States ranks 17th in science achievement; 25th in math ability out of 65 countries.1 By 2018…
- STEM jobs will grow by 17 %2
- 1.2 million STEM jobs will go unfilled3
What’s the Solution?
- Provide Technology Oriented Career Opportunities
- Provide Information and Education Early in a Student’s Life
- Provide Hands-On Education in Engineering Related Disciplines
1 2011 Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development rankings
2 According to the U.S. Department of Commerce
3 Reported during the 2013 U.S. News STEM Summit