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What is FTC?

FIRST® Tech Challenge is a robotics competition for high school students based on a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building and programming their robots to compete as alliances against other teams.

Teams advance from local qualifying tournaments to state championship tournaments, before advancing to the World Championship Tournament.


Promote FTC and FIRST! Check out the great resources available in the FTC Marketing Tools section. Access a variety of marketing handouts and resources for use in your communications and PR efforts.

The 2014-2015 FTC Game is FTC CASCADE EFFECTsm.   Learn more on the FTC Game Page

Visit the FIRST® Press Room for fact sheets and company information

Need a contact?

  • Visit the Regional Contacts page to talk to an FTC representative in your area.
  • Want to talk to someone at FTC headquarters?

FTC Staff

  • Ken Johnson - Program Director
  • JoAnn Halloran - Program Manager
  • Nancy Paul - Partner Services Manager
  • Mary Lee - Partner Services Manager
  • Athena Damdounis - Partner Services Manager
  • Thomas Eng - Program Engineer
  • Erin Fadden - Program Coordinator
  • Carin Plante - Program Coordinator
  • Marissa Lucas - Program Coordinator
  • Tina DeGiso - Program Coordinator
  • Briant Grant - Project Manager

Rockwell Collins - FTC program sponsor 

Official Program Sponsor

PTC - CAD and Collaboration Sponsor

CAD and Collaboration sponsor