Innovation Tech Academy emphasizes creativity, collaboration, communication and team building skills. As part of this initiative, a makerspace approach is adopted to augment the necessary student abilities to effectively function within this capacity and in the competitive work place environment. The makerspace model is established by having a designated location where students will gather and interact as they work on faculty guided projects, network, and build assignments, requiring them to share resources and knowledge. Makerspaces provide tools and space in a community environment, and is often associated with fields such as engineering, computer science, and graphic design. The areas developed include collaboration, sharing, learning through hands-on exploration, and communication.
The various academic areas explored focus on coding, soldering, woodcarving, robotics, art, graphics, web development, cooking, and other applicable topics. Students are exposed to several essential makerspace tools such as microcontrollers called arduinos and 3D printers, valuable for fast prototyping. All projects embarked in the makerspace model emphasize project-driven, self-directed learning, that promote multidisciplinary thinking and learning. The main objective for the makerspace model is to allow students to take ownership of their own learning, fully develop ideas from concept to completion, experience the hands-on use of emerging technologies, and learn to interact with a diverse group of students and different cultures while completing a creative and educational project.