The East Metro STEAM Partnership develops and aligns resources through collaborative partnerships to support STEAM initiatives.



  • 23% of Oregon’s workforce is retiring in the next 5 years (source: State of Oregon Employment Department)
  • 56% of STEAM jobs in the Portland Metro area do not require a degree (source: Brooking Institute Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills)
  • 24% of people in the East Metro area live in poverty (source: Multnomah County Workforce Analyst)
  • 88 languages spoken in the Rockwood zip code (source: Oregon Metro)

Solutions and Opportunities to join us:


Action Team

Intended Outcomes

Engage stakeholders representing underserved, women, disabled, and disadvantaged communities to increase participation of those underrepresented in STEAM fields

Equity & Empowerment Action Team Demographics of STEAM & CTE programming match demographics of the East Metro area

Develop sustainable and equitable funding sources

Funding Action Team

Funding for STEAM programming is sustainable and equitable

Improve student & family awareness and knowledge of STEAM opportunities

Communication & Data Action Team

STEAM & CTE awareness is increased for students and families

Create partnership opportunities to support formal & informal STEAM & CTE education

STEAM Education Action Team

STEAM is better incorporated into school and out-of-school curricula

Engage business and industry partners for career-connected STEAM learning Business Engagement Team

Students are placed in well-paying careers


Business & industry hire local, well-prepared talent


An East Metro community where children, youth, and adults have equitable access to and are engaged in STEAM learning that results in a skilled workforce and increased economic opportunity.

We will realize this vision through celebrating:

  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Opportunity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Creativity
  • Perseverance