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FIRST Programs – A Key Strategy for Future Workforce Development

What’s FIRST?

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

GOAL:  Establish FIRST as the one afterschool program for STEM skill and workforce development.  Establish a source of funding and the infrastructure to sustain the program and its expansion; get the leaders of our community behind one goal, one program to develop a talent pipeline for high tech jobs in Rochester.

Current State: