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. delivers the Robotics training to First Nation University and College students who were hired by FPDI as Instructors for the summer Workshops.  Cogmation provided on going/daily technical support as the Instructors deliver the workshops to First Nation youth participants.


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; 108 of 117 youth completed the 2 week workshops in 10 First Nation communities. – Lake St Martin, Dauphin River, Rolling River, Keeseekoowenin, Pinaymootang, Peguis, Sagkeeng, NCN, OPCN, Roseau and 1 week workshops in 2 First Nation communities - Waywayseecappo, Sioux Valley.  

Social Skills Learned

Steam Learning Concepts

Measured Success


Success was measured by successful completion of real and virtual projects

Project Required Learning

Projects required learning and using: