FPDI FIRST NATIONS
Robotics Pilot Project
The First Nations Robotics Workshop was a career exploration pilot to expose First Nations youth to possible careers in IT, programming, STEM concepts, and related careers.
Cogmation Robotics Inc. delivered the Robotics training to First Nation University and College students who were hired by FPDI as Instructors for the summer Workshops.
Other contributing partners to the Pilot were the ICT Association of Manitoba, who contributed the use of 15 laptops donated by Hewlett Packard, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Youth Employment Services, Employment and Social Development Canada ASETS.
92.3% Success Rate
A Huge Success; In 2017-18, 352 youth registered to participate in the First Nations Robotics Program. Workshops were presented to 16 First Nations: Bloodvein, Keeseekoowenin, Birdtail, Pine Creek, Nelson House, Sagkeeng, Lake Manitoba, Chemawawin, Sandy Bay, Pinaymootang, Peguis, Skownan, Jackhead, Bunibonibee Cree Nation, Lake St. Martin. Winnipeg Schools were offered the program and William Whyte, Niiji Mahkwa School also participated in this program.
Social Skills Learned
Steam Learning Concepts
Success was measured by successful completion of real and virtual projects
Project Required Learning
Projects required learning and using:
FPDI FIRST NATIONS
ROBOTICS YOUTH FORUM - WINNIPEG 2018
Canad Inns Polo Park March 22 & 23, 2018, Winnipeg, MB
FPDI in conjunction with Cogmation Robotics hosted the two-day First Nation Robotics Youth Forum in Winnipeg. FPDI is excited to expand our outreach and Bring the First Nation Robotics Program to Winnipeg Youth. This program encourages creativity, focused play and team-building skills. First Nation Youth from Northern communities mentored and supported Winnipeg Youth and introduced them to the world of Robotics. The Winnipeg Youth were introduced to the STEM concepts by learning through play at this two-day event.