In order to train rookies for the upcoming Build Season while reinforcing the skills of returning team members, the Pascack Pi-oneers created Pi-Tech Academy. Mentors and qualified veteran team members teach each Sub-Division. The Pi-Tech Academy focuses on educating members of basic skills needed in their Sub-Division, which will provide them the necessary knowledge to contribute to the team. All team members also learn about facets of Team 1676 and FIRST Robotics. Pi-Tech Academy focuses on transforming new, inexperienced members into productive, experienced members who can contribute many valuable assets, allowing the team to succeed. The Pi-oneers have extended the length of this program to seven weeks this year, in order to give team members more time to learn and absorb all information.