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FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) builds on community resources to promote exciting, project-based learning.

FTC is a widely-accessible robotics program/competition designed to inspire students to explore and pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in grades 7 through 12. With middle- and high-school students and 2 to 3 Mentors per team, FTC ensures that each student can actively participate and benefit from the FIRST experience.

  • Easily adapted to fit various practice and playing spaces, venues, and competitive settings
  • Integrates easily within the classroom setting
  • Support of local communities plays a pivotal role in the success of FTC
  • Teams learn to engage business, engineering, and science professionals in the community
  • Becomes a focal point for the local/school activity