Corporate Partners

PTC is a strong advocate of creating shared value in its worldwide community. Worldwide workforce development is a top priority of the PTC Academic Program, which oversees the PTC-FIRST Robotics sponsorship. PTC believes that FIRST programs are an exceptional way of promoting workforce development through exciting engagement of youth in the product development process.

Please join us in this exciting endeavor to change the world through promoting the youth of our communities by contacting Jordan Cox, FIRST Program Manager.

Learn more about Partnership Opportunities.



FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Overall Reach - All Programs Combined

  • 294,000+ students
  • 26,900 teams
  • 24,300+ robots
  • 65,000 Mentors/adult supporters
  • 35,000 event Volunteers
PTC’s Sponsorship of FIRST

PTC, a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Strategic Partner, is proud to join forces with FIRST to build the engineers and innovators of tomorrow!

Through the sponsorship of FIRST, PTC is donating software (Creo, Mathcad and Windchill) to all FTC and FRC teams. In addition, we are providing funding to sponsor teams for all FIRST programs, sponsor events and scholarships, and have over 300 employee volunteers worldwide!

Training and Resources

PTC offers a wide variety of training options to help FIRST teams understand the value of the Engineering Process and how using PTC software can help you with your overall team and robot design.


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