The CCC Maker Initiative is creating a network of California community colleges focused on producing creative, skilled, innovation-ready graduates. The CCC Maker project team led 34 colleges through a six-month long collaborative process of introspection, experimentation and communication to develop original makerspace implementation plans.
At a CCC Maker culminating event on May 19, 2017, 28 college teams presented their plans to an audience of their peers and advisers. Presenters outlined their strategy to create customized, student-centered makerspaces supported by a community of practice, interdisciplinary curriculum, and work-based learning opportunities. Teams then shared their plans with the public during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA.
After gathering feedback, 28 colleges submitted proposals for CCC Maker makerspace implementation grants on June 16, 2017. Grant recipients will be announced in mid-July.