FIRST Robotics is a program that teaches people many important life skills. Team members learn how to manage time, as they balance schoolwork, FIRST, and possibly jobs. FIRST teaches people skills that they may use later in their careers. As my first year in the program, I am on the mechanical team for our team. I learned many things I never would have known otherwise. FIRST taught me other things than how to put together parts of a robot. It taught me how to manage my time, and also taught me to be graciously professional. FIRST is a great program, and anyone who has the chance to be on a team should join.