Classroom to Career
Career Awareness, Certifications & Work-Based Learning

Bridge The Gap

FIRST® helps students bridge the gap from curiosity to career confidence.​

Career Awareness

Any student’s journey toward building a better future starts with career awareness. FIRST has many career awareness tools built into our programs. We also provide other resources for students to explore career awareness tools and options.



Certifications are a great way for students to demonstrate their learning on their career pathway. FIRST students can gain industry certifications to develop skills for their team as well as help them jump-start their career.


Career & Technical Education

FIRST students become well-rounded individuals through applying what they have learned in the classroom to a simulated work environment enabling them to advance their workforce and leadership skills.


Alumni Engagement

By participating in FIRST programs, FIRST alumni gain skills and attitudes needed in today’s workforce, including problem-solving skills, teamwork, innovative thinking, creative thinking, perseverance, and leadership.


Participation in FIRST has lasting impact and students see tremendous gains in coveted workforce skills, as well as a sustained interest in STEM.