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The Future Institute Road to Success Training (FIRST) program establishes meaningful connections between successful companies and college students to help set and achieve their career goals through real-world, structured training experiences.

FIRST participants are Concept School graduates who are currently pursuing college degrees and are interested in obtaining real-world experience in their fields of study.

1. You will complete an application of interest.
2. Upon acceptance, you will submit a resume and cover letter.
3. FIRST coordinators extend a prescreening opportunity to you.
4. FIRST coordinators notify the company and provide the information from you for their final review.
5. The company interviews you and makes a final decision.
6. If accepted, you will be enrolled in the company’s customized training program.*

*The program will last over the course of your college career.

– Developing a positive work ethic
– Improving interpersonal skills
– Working on an industry-specific project/task assigned by the company
– Gaining experience in a professional setting
– Building networking opportunities
– Being exposed to many different experiences that the program may offer

The companies are successful in particular fields such as medicine, business, and technology and are willing to provide a training experience on a small scale in a structured program. Each company customizes its program according to their specific preferences and guidelines.

– Participants are to comply with program expectations as agreed with the company and with the FIRST program.

– FIRST commits to offering a scholarship of $1,000 annually* to each participant as compensation for their time and commitment.

– Participants who do not comply with the terms and conditions dictated by the company will be disqualified from the program.

*The scholarship will be sent to the participant’s college’s financial aid office in two installments in December and May.

    • Committed FIRST trainees receive an annual scholarship, which is applied to college-related expenses.

    • Scholarships are sent directly to your college or university’s financial aid offices in two installments (December and May).

    • Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, class materials, lab equipment, and housing.