School based FIRST teams represent their schools wherever they go, even representing their school and Libya if they make world championship events!
Not only are these opportunities exciting experiences for the competitors – participation in the competitions teaches students problem solving, public speaking, teamwork, communication, time management, science and mathematics, research and technology skills. These are skills which are not only personally rewarding to the students but also reflect very well on their school.
Start an FTC team – Lower Secondary School
An alternative to FIRST LEGO League for high school – students can join the team in year 7 and stay with it for several years. Just like FLL, FIRST Tech Challenge teams need a kit of parts from PITSCO (US based) or others. which they can re-use each year. There are currently official qualifying event in Tripoli, where teams compete for the opportunity to advance and be invited to attend the World Championships in the United States. To get started with FIRST Tech Challenge, visit theFIRST Inspires global site for further resources and also the LYBOTICS site for instructions on the registration process and event dates in Libya.