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FIRST® Tech Challenge
101 Workshop Series

Are you a student participating in the FIRST® Tech Challenge in Vietnam? Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of innovation teamwork, and robotics? Look no further! We are thrilled to present the FIRST® Tech Challenge 101 Workshop Series, a comprehensive crash course designed to equip you with the crucial knowledge and skills needed to excel in the competition.

Throughout this four-week program, we will delve into the core aspects of FTC, ensuring you have a solid foundation for success. Whether you're just starting out or seeking to enhance your existing skills, this series is tailored to meet your needs.

Our workshop series will cover the following key topics:

  • Team's Journey
  • Building a Team and Mindset for FTC
  • Business and Fundraising
  • CAD and Programming
  • Awards and Judging Interview

Time of workshop: 8:00 PM PST Saturday, 11:00 AM ICT Sunday
Duration: 1 hour

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to boost your learning and gain a competitive edge. Mark your calendars and get ready to embark on an exhilarating learning experience with our expert instructors and mentors.

Stay tuned for further details on registration and workshop logistics.


  • Team's journey, Build a team/mindset for FTC
    Learn about the inspiring journeys of successful teams in FTC, understanding their strategies, challenges, and achievements. Discover the essential elements of team formation, fostering effective collaboration, and cultivating FIRST values.
    - FTC Vietnam Core Team


  • CAD & Programming
    Dive into the realms of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and programming, mastering the tools and techniques necessary to bring your robot to life.
    - GreenAms 6520, Kalipso 23346


  • Business & fundraising
    Explore the world of entrepreneurship within FTC, acquiring valuable insights into business planning, fundraising strategies, and community engagement.
    - Team Vietnam (FIRST Global), Kalipso 23346


  • Awards and judging interview
    Gain valuable tips and techniques for preparing and excelling in the awards and judging process, maximizing your chances of recognition and success.
    - Kalipso 23346, Team Vietnam (FIRST Global)


FIRST® Tech Challenge Vietnam

Watch all FTC 101 Workshop currently on YouTube. And our public resources!


FTC VN's Advisor Teams and Advisors provide support, education, guidance, and motivation to numerous students involved in the FIRST® Tech Challenge in Vietnam.

Volunteer Advisor Teams or Individuals are matched with students in various regions of Vietnam, where young individuals often lack sufficient resources to pursue extensive STEM education.

These Advisors utilize their expertise and passion for STEM to not only enhance opportunities for participants in the FIRST® Tech Challenge but also to inspire them to become future pioneers in the field, following in the footsteps of renowned figures like Albert Einstein, Mae Jemison, and Stephen Hawking.

What do advisors do?

Volunteers in this program play a vital role in advising and mentoring FIRST® Tech Challenge Vietnam teams virtually. Whether as an Advisor Team or an individual Advisor, volunteers form a partnership with a team in Vietnam and work together on a weekly basis to prepare for the FIRST® Global Challenge. Most communication occurs through messaging platforms like Messenger, Google Meet, or WhatsApp, with teams typically meeting at least once a week. It is not mandatory for Advisors to visit the location or purchase an official FTC robotics kit, although they can choose to do so through REV Robotics.

As an Advisor or part of an Advisor Team, your primary responsibility is to guide your assigned team through the robot build process, rather than building the robot for them. Mentorship may extend beyond technical assistance, as some teams require support in areas such as marketing, fundraising, community outreach, award preparation, team organization, and other non-technical aspects.

While preferences to work with specific teams are considered, the program prioritizes meeting the overall needs of each team. Some FTC VN teams may not require assistance, particularly if they already have robotics experience. The participating teams in this program often have limited or no prior experience with FIRST® programs. Language proficiency is also taken into account when assigning an Advisor Team. We strongly encourage teams fluent in Vietnamese or English to apply!


Advisors and Advisor Teams are expected to dedicate several hours per week to be accessible to the team(s) they are paired with. The mentoring time can be spread out over the week or concentrated on a specific day. Typically, teams engage in a video call initially and maintain communication through messaging platforms for the rest of the week. Additionally, a brief weekly progress report is necessary for us to oversee your advisory.

Once your application is received, you will receive further updates and team-matching by email from the FTC VN team. Please officially register yourself or your team by filling out the form here.

These are requirements needed for application:

  • Must have access to a computer and reliable internet service
  • Must be available for a minimum of two hours per week (the more, the better).
  • Must commit to being an advisor through the end of the build period.
  • Must have experience with or a passion for robotics, engineering, programing, or electronics.
  • A passion for spreading knowledge and connecting with people all over the world.
  • English language skills are a plus, but not required.

Prefered experience/qualification in at least one of the following areas:

  • Basic mechanical engineering experience (particularly with robotic kit assembly systems).
  • Proficiency in programming with Java (particularly within Android Studios) or other image-based programming systems (such as Google Blockly).
  • Familiarity with Arduino boards and the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programming.

All questions about becoming an advisor volunteer may be sent to