Ford Invests in Strategic Partnership with FIRST® to Increase Access to STEM Learning for All Students, Inspire Young Innovators to Help Transform Transportation
Automaker Expands Decades-long Support of the Nonprofit’s PreK-12 Robotics Programs as it Reshapes the Auto Industry with Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics and Other Innovations
MANCHESTER, N.H., DEARBORN, MICH., March 10, 2020 – Ford Motor Company is expanding more than two decades of support of FIRST®, a robotics community that prepares young people for the future, by becoming a FIRST Strategic Partner to encourage STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning for students of all ages as the company leads a disruption of the auto industry with new transportation solutions such as autonomous vehicles.
Ford’s increased strategic investment comes as the company continues to build high-tech skills globally and develops advanced technologies such as autonomous vehicles that promise to reshape the world’s transportation systems. Ford will leverage this growing presence to encourage even more mentorship and volunteering from their employee base of 191,000 people worldwide as it continues hiring experts with advanced STEM skills to fuel the industry’s most significant transformation since Henry Ford put the world on wheels more than a century ago.
Mar 10, 2020 at 13:11