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FIRST Mentor Network

Dec 17, 2020 Written by Kelly Cacket, FIRST Business Analyst

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Have you heard about the new way your team can find and connect with more than 500 mentors? The brand new FIRST® Mentor Network sponsored by NI is an interactive platform where you can post your teams needs and match with mentors who have the skillset and expertise to help. 

Whether your FIRST® Robotics Competition team needs support for one of the new upcoming season challenges, meetings, fundraising, branding, or robot-building, you can find one or more mentors across the U.S. and Canada with the experience you need to help for an hour or all season long.  

To get started, have your Lead Coach/Mentor access the platform from their FIRST Dashboard, and build a team profile for your team.* Your profile should highlight your team background, and you can add the desired mentor skill sets and experience. Then, you're ready to start searching among mentors from other teams, FIRST Alumni, industry leaders, and FIRST Strategic Partners like NI, Disney, John Deere, and many more.

Get ready for the 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition season kickoff January 9. Create your team profile today, and start messaging potential mentors safely and securely through FIRST Mentor Network to make a connection.**

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*FIRST Mentor Network is available to teams in U.S.A and Canada.

*All participants of the FIRST Mentor Network must be at least 18 years old and complete FIRST youth protection screening.

**Only a team's Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 may create a profile on behalf of a registered team

This platform is not for students/teams to communicate with other teams and students.

 

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