For over 25 years, the association's Foundation has actively promoted careers in the electronics industry via our work with universities offering degrees in industrial distribution, supply chain and logistics.

ECIA is proud to support the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®) in their quest to encourage an interest in technology and science at an even earlier age. Get involved at a local level! Find a regional event or a Regional Director in your area.

The recent 2013 Executive Conference featured a presentation from FIRST alum Tim Balz. He is now a college student and founder of a business that assists those in need of wheelchairs. EDN picked up on the story and wrote a wonderful article. Click here for a first hand account of the impact this competition has made.


Technology Companies Win by Supporting FIRST® Robotics Competition

About FIRST®

FIRSTThe successful For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) Program provides an exciting venue for science-minded kids to compete on a level that rivals their athlete peers. With programs that involve children from elementary school age through high school, FIRST® ignites that spirit of competitiveness, creativity and wonder. ECIA couldn't agree more. We support this extraordinary program and are excited to offer our member companies the opportunity to participate! Read More


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