Sharon Robotics Teams Compete and Gain Skills for the Future

SHARON– Students in the robotics programs at Sharon City Schools are doing more than just building robots and competing in competitions. They’re also gaining valuable life skills and finding pathways to a career in STEM.

“It does start in elementary school in fourth grade and then they are able to stay on the team until they are in ninth grade,” says Sharon City School District robotics coach, Dave Tomko. “Then they are able to move up to our high school program which is the First Tech Challenge program and that goes from tenth grade until they’re a senior.”

Tomko says the purpose of the program has always been to expose students to STEM and robotics and get them interested in those careers.

“At least make them aware of them so that when they do graduate high school they have an understanding of ‘this might be a career I want to go into,” he says.

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