About the Program
We are currently recruiting for this team!
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a program new to Ontario, with its first season having taken place in 2019-2020. We took part in an FTC pilot program this summer and we will be competing as an official team during the upcoming season. As an entirely community-based team, any area students in grades 7 through 12 are welcome to join! No prior experience is required!
In FIRST Tech Challenge, a new game is released at the start of the school year every year. Teams of up to 15 students work together to design, build, and program a robot that fits within an 18″ volume with a reusable kit of parts to compete in fall events. Teams compete in alliances of two on a 12′ by 12′ field, as they race to score as many points as possible in 2.5 minute long matches.
- An accessible program for students in grades 7-12
- Is a good transition to the FIRST Robotics Competition program for those who aren’t sure about joining the more intensive program
- Hands-on introduction to…
- Engineering and design skills
- Programming in Java-based code
- Smaller scale robots from a base kit allow for easier construction and design modifications throughout the season
- Work with mentors (professionals and FIRST alumni)
- Get an introduction to engineering and gain business experience
- Make lasting friends with team members and those on other teams
- Strengthen soft skills such as time-management, communication, teamwork, self-confidence, and so much more
- Have access to $80 million in scholarships available exclusively to alumni of the program
Joining Our Team
Details on the cost of registration will be posted here when available.
Our team will be meeting 2-3 times a week during the season at times set by the members. Meetings are scheduled in our public Google calendar, which is visible at the bottom of the webpage and can be added here.
All of our programs communicate using a platform called Slack, which is commonly used in workplaces. Students, parents, and mentors will receive an invitation to join Slack upon registration so that we can effectively send announcements and communicate about team meetings and events.