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  1. Thank you to our Coaches, Mentors, and Event Volunteers!
  2. ML-Toolchain Update
  3. Tips for Discussing Your FIRST® Experience in Interviews
  4. Reminder - Official FIRST® Tech Challenge Q&A Forum Season Closed
Thank you to our Coaches, Mentors, and Event Volunteers!
We want to give a BIG thank you to each volunteer who gives their time and energy to FIRST® students as mentors, coaches, or event volunteers. In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month in April, we are celebrating all the important work our volunteers do within our communities, schools, and organizations.  
Enter our Volunteer Month Raffle: All volunteers are eligible to win a $50 gift code to the FIRST store. Stock up on new FIRST ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm swag or get that FIRST sweatshirt or jacket you’ve seen around at FIRST events. One entry per person, raffle is open now until the end of April. Submit for your chance to win!  
Get a new volunteer keychain ONLY available in April: Snag a new volunteer keychain from the Volunteer Recognition Store via Sports Awards only available for purchase in April (and at a discounted rate!) Get your new volunteer keychain today! 
Share why you volunteer: This month we’ll be sharing stories on our blog and social media about volunteers within the FIRST community. Share with us on your social platforms why you volunteer with FIRST and the impact you’ve seen in your students with #FIRSTvolunteers. Your post might just get boosted by FIRST
ML-Toolchain Update
The FIRST® Tech Challenge Machine Learning Toolchain, https://ftc-ml.firstinspires.org, will be shut down for the season on Monday, April 24. Once this occurs, all account access will be unavailable and all uploaded and generated data in team accounts will be deleted. It is important for all teams to ensure they have everything they need from the system prior to this date. This tool will reopen in mid-September, shortly after the 2023-2024 season kickoff.
Tips for Discussing Your FIRST Experience in Interviews
Professional recruiter Ilene Rein, provides tips and recommendations for talking about the benefits of your FIRST experience during interviews in a new blog post.
Reminder - Official FIRST Tech Challenge Q&A Forum Season Closed
The Official FIRST Tech Challenge Q&A forum closed for the season today, Thursday, April 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET. The final version of the Official FIRST Tech Challenge Q&A forum will be posted Thursday afternoon.