Why Join Us?
This segment mainly goes out to all students who are thinking of pursuing robotics as a CCA in Secondary school or Junior College. Here are the reasons why we are the BEST place to develop your interest and passion in robotics over other schools or private agencies.
Our 6-Year Development Plan
Ever since the integration of the High School and JC robotics sections, we have implemented a 6-year developmental program so that members can hone a more comprehensive skillset over a wider 6 year period rather than just 4 years, a similar rationale to the IP stream that HCI offers.
Sec 1-2: Developing foundations
Our members start out in Sec 1 with the development of foundational knowledge. This includes learning basic robotics concepts, getting to know his batchmates, getting a feel for his working/learning style, etc.
At this stage, competition participation is mainly for gaining experience rather than winning.
Sec 3-JC2: Specialisation
Starting from mid Sec 2, members would have probably identified the area of specialisation that they would like to focus on after getting a feel for robotics across multiple fields.
In Sec 3, members would then start developing in their area of expertise. This focus will continue on till graduation as Robotics has a steep learning curve and everyone will continually learn new things.
Eventually, competent members would also seek to expand their skillset and branch out to specialise in multiple areas. During this phase, members strive to push their limits to win competitions and even represent Singapore internationally.
Sec 4 and beyond: Educating Others
By Sec 4, they will be the most senior members of the HS section. Together with the JC seniors, they will be in charge of educating juniors with their honed skillsets.
We also remain in close contact with many of our graduated seniors, who would often give us good advice, connections to the working world and even come down to support us at competitions.
Maintaining this senior-junior mentorship culture is especially important to us as a completely self-taught Robotics club, since this ensures continuity of knowledge and sustainability of the club.
What if I only joined in JC?
For our members who only joined in JC, they would evidently not be able to go through the full 6-year program.
We acknowledge that they will have significantly lesser time with us and may not have the same level of knowledge as their HS counterparts upon entry. We also understand that academics become a larger priority with A Levels looming at the end of the 2 short years.
Nonetheless, we implore you to still give Robotics a shot.
We welcome anyone with a passion for robotics regardless of your level of experience or previous school, so there is no need to fear about not fitting in! Our seniors (and juniors) are more than willing to mentor you during your time with us. We have had members who only joined in JC with literally no robotics experience and yet went on to participate in international competitions. The experience will be absolutely worth it as long as you are willing to learn and show commitment to the CCA.