At Accenture Federal Services, our people have a passion for helping shape tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
That’s why they are ardent supporters of programs such as FIRST, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring young people to lead and innovate in science and technology.
One of FIRST’s three prominent events is the FIRST Robotics Competition program for high schoolers. Students form teams to build a robot (in just six weeks!) and experience the entire spectrum of innovation as well—from raising funds to creating a team brand to strategizing and assembling industrial-sized robots that perform in a live competition.
Beyond STEM skills, FIRST teaches young people soft skills, such as the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and sense of self.