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Promoting Science and Technology


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.



“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

Dean Kamen, Founder

Applying engineering principles in a competitive environment using robotics.

First Tech Challenge Jamaica seeks to encourage young people to become scientific and technology leaders and innovators by including them in interesting mentor-based programs that develop science, engineering, and technology abilities. The programme also strives to develop well-rounded life skills such as self-esteem and self-expression, as well as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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FIRST Tech Challenge Jamaica supports FIRST mission of promoting science and technology by providing late middle school through high school age youth a program that requires them to apply engineering principles in a competitive environment using robotics. The FIRST Tech Challenge program rewards teamwork, Gracious Professionalism™, and intelligent design with a cost-effective robotics platform.  The game and tournament format encourage iterative design and shared learning.

FIRST Tech Challenge is scalable, and volunteer driven.  FIRST Tech Challenge complements FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Robotics Competition by providing a means for students to participate in the FIRST community from middle school through high school.  

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