GM Powertrain St. Catharines has been a supporter of FIRSTTM Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in the Niagara region since 2002. In partnership with Governor Simcoe Secondary School, “Simbotics” was formed and has competed in two FIRSTTM Robotics seasons receiving several awards and inspiring local youth to pursue careers in science and technology.
Since then, significant growth has occurred in Niagara with the creation of NiagaraFIRST.org.
NiagaraFIRST.org is a collaborative organization of high school and elementary school teams in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada participating in the FIRSTTM Robotics Competitions and LEGOTM League Competitions.
The mission of NiagaraFIRST.org is two fold:
- To engage Niagara students in building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating them to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering.
- To leverage business, industry, and educational resources to encourage the growth and success of in Niagara and beyond.