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SSTI Publishes Article on CCC Maker

The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) published an article highlighting elements of the CCC Maker project on March 1, 2017.

SSTI is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving initiatives that support prosperity through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The SSTI article, $17M California makers initiative creating community college model, describes how California Community Colleges are collaborating to develop a model to use educational makerspaces to enhance students’ college experiences. Students would develop 21st Century skills to prepare them for work, learn skills needed in STEM/STEAM careers and practice innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

It also mentions that the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) published a report, Promoting Engagement of the California Community Colleges with the Maker Movement that described strategies being used by educational institutions to incorporate making and makerspaces into the education experience. And references Creating a Network of Community Colleges with Makerspaces: California’s CCC Maker Model , co-written by  Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CCC Maker Statewide Project Manager and Paul DeVoe, CCC Maker Implementation Team Consultant.

 

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CA’s Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges

February 14, 2017 – The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges. The California Community College (CCC) Maker Initiative will support nearly one third of the state system’s colleges—and their entrepreneurial students, innovative faculty, and unique makerspaces. Read more

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Sierra College Makerspace Featured in Manufacturing Podcast

Joe Hackman of Manufacturing Advocates Podcast visited Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College this fall and asked about the impact that making has on students. Joe Hackman writes: “learn how innovation in the community college system and maker spaces can help fill middle skill manufacturing jobs.”

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Statewide Project Manager, CCC Maker, is interviewed. Listen to what students say about the value of a community college makerspace.

Check out: Innovation in Education Sierra College and Hacker Lab EP3

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Newsletter Gives Project Update

The CCC Maker initiative sent out a newsletter on December 7, 2016 with updates on the project including participating in ISAM, the formation of the Nation of Makers and professional development plans.

Sign up for the newsletter.

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CCC Maker Team Presents at 1st International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces

Paul Devoe discusses the CCC Maker project during the ISAM conference Nov. 13-16, 2016 at MIT.

Paul DeVoe discusses the CCC Maker project during the ISAM conference Nov. 13-16, 2016 at MIT.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office CCC Maker project was selected to present at the 1st International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA on November 13-16, 2016.

During the poster sessions held on two of the afternoons, Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Statewide Project Manager, CCC Maker and Paul DeVoe, Principal Advisor, BusinessComposer had an opportunity to share information about the network of California Community Colleges forming a community of practice to incorporate makerspaces at their campuses.

 

Read the paper that was presented at the conference: Creating a Network of Community Colleges with Makerspaces: California’s CCC Maker Model.

 

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The CCC Maker project is part of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Workforce Development Division’s Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework.