Career and Technical Education

Content Type: FIRST General
Jan. 24 2024

FIRST provides opportunities for students to become well-rounded individuals encompassing student leadership, work-based learning, and career learning pathways. The combination of these opportunities are an essential part of Career and Technical Education.


Content Type: FIRST General
Jan. 19 2024

Frequently asked questions about FIRST.

Event Music

Content Type: FIRST General
Jan. 16 2024

Our goal is to provide a consistent musical atmosphere for all FIRST events with playlists of music that inspire, motivate, uplift, and create a positive atmosphere that promotes Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition.

Industry Certifications

Content Type: FIRST General
Jan. 16 2024

Many industry certifications can be used as stackable credentials that can help students show their potential employers the skills they have, such as mastery of a particular software or hardware component. Explore the pathways to learn more about the available certifications and learning opportunities for certifications through FIRST partnerships.

Career Awareness

Content Type: FIRST General
Jan. 12 2024

Through FIRST programs, students discover careers and often explore what it is like to work in that career through their industry mentors and learning within their team roles.​ We also offer many opportunities for students to explore careers through our alumni and industry partnerships.

Youth Protection Program

Content Type: FIRST General
Dec. 12 2023

FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that build not only science and technology skills and interests, but also self-confidence, leadership, and life skills.

Free, Self-Paced FIRST Program Trainings

Content Type: FIRST General
Nov. 29 2023

This resource includes links to free, self-paced training training courses on each of the FIRST programs.

Volunteer of the Year Recipients

Content Type: Volunteer
Oct. 30 2023

The FIRST Volunteer of the Year award is a way for FIRST to recognize volunteers around the world who give extraordinary contributions of time and skills to our robotics community.

School District Partnership Communications

Content Type: FIRST General
Oct. 05 2023

Archive of FIRST® Partnership Emails

Youth Registration System Overview

Content Type: FIRST General
Sep. 19 2023

Youth Team Member Registration can be completed through new Express Enrollment application (U.S. & Canada) or the FIRST® Dashboard (Global) and is for youth team members who have been invited to an existing team.