We believe investing in youth has many rewards. Continuing the company's legacy of community giving, we are very pleased to support the 2020 FIRST Robotics Canada (FIRST) and FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) that provide high school students with opportunities to learn new skills that prepare them for the future.
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) inspire students, teachers and mentors to work together to build a robot to face off against other robots. FIRST not only promotes student development in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. They also learn important values like safety, teamwork and collaboration, and something FIRST call "gracious professionalism". It's a term that promotes win/win relationships in a way that demonstrates integrity, respect and valuing others, individuals and teams. As FIRST says, "it's not about the Robot."
FIRST LEGO League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 16* in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.
Our partnership with FIRST is a fulfilling one for the company and employees who donate time mentoring students and judging the competitions. We take pride in knowing we help encourage young people to pursue further studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Many of these participants have aspirations for careers based on these disciplines.
Our 2020 sponsored teams include:
· Viral Vista - #4936 – Tecumseh Vista Secondary School in Tecumseh, ON
· Villanova WiredCats - #5885 - Villanova Secondary School in LaSalle, ON
· Glenwood – Glenwood Public School Robotics club in Windsor, ON