Mission Statement:

Our mission is to inspire young minds in robotics and engineering through FIRST, by nurturing their curiosity and creativity to become future innovators and problem solvers. Through engaging experiences and hands-on learning, we aim to spark a lifelong passion for these fields, driving technological progress and empowering the leaders of tomorrow.

Organizations that earn the ARM Institute’s endorsement pass a rigorous assessment process by proving that they provide students the skills needed for a career in manufacturing working with robotics.

The endorsement criteria are comprehensive, evaluating both organizations and their programs based on the following benchmarks: