CCC Maker spaces will drive innovation in education and California Community College students will be prepared for success in STEM/STEAM careers that demand 21st Century skills.
The California Community College (CCC) Maker initiative will build a community of college makerspaces that welcome non-traditional students, support faculty in embedding making into instruction and offering adaptive curriculum, and partner with businesses to produce innovation-ready graduates inspired to contribute to the creative economy.
Key components of the CCC Maker Project:
Provide mini grants to support college makerspaces
Build community among college makerspaces
Offer faculty professional development
Fund 1000 student internships
Share best practices in infusing making, innovation and entrepreneurship into students’ college experiences to prepare them for STEM/STEAM careers
Sierra College is the Fiscal Agent and Technical Assistance Provider for the CCC Maker Project. Carol Pepper-Kittredge is the Statewide Project Manager, CCC Maker and is based at Sierra College.
Statewide Advisory Committee
The CCC Maker Project will be guided by an advisory group representing educators, the international maker community, and worldwide businesses and organizations supporting the creative economy.
Following CCCCO’s guidelines, qualified colleges will apply for mini-grants to join the community of practice and access resources to develop maker spaces, adapt curriculum and provide internships. Materials will be open source and available to other colleges interested in establishing makerspaces.
Makerspace Development Pasadena City College was selected as the college makerspace Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) to provide support to colleges participating in the project. The TAP will be lead by Deborah Bird, Director, Design Technology Pathway, Division of Engineering + Technology and Career Pathways Developer, Economic and Workforce Development, Pasadena City College and Salomón G. Dávila, Dean of Engineering & Technology / Economic and Workforce Development, Pasadena City College. Join our mailing list to keep updated.
Business Partnerships and Internships
Over three years, 1000 internships will be arranged through this project. The work experience program is currently being developed. Businesses interested in learning more can contact us.
Go to the events page to keep updated on the initiative