First Tech Challenge

What is First Tech Challenge?

FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) is a program which is designed for students from ages 12 to 18 to compete in a sports-like environment while learning useful and professional skills. Students are required to apply math and science concepts to build, program, and control their own robot and compete at various levels, culminating in the World Championship. Students are also encouraged to reach out beyond their team to make a positive difference in their world. Students are evaluated on many areas, including community involvement, teamwork, robot design, robot control, and Gracious Professionalism®. For more information visit their website at