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Report Supports College Maker Movement

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) produced a report on college makerspaces as a resource for California Community Colleges within the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework established by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce and Economic Development. The report, Promoting Engagement of the California Community Colleges with the Maker Movement,” suggests that makerspaces can create an environment where students can develop skills sought by industry and enhance their college experience.

Makerspaces are seen as “complementary learning environments to the traditional classroom and helps participants develop skills that differ from those developed in traditional student projects and learn-by-doing classes,” according to M. Daniel Decillis in the CCST article, CCST Releases Roadmap for Engaging California Community Colleges and Makerspace Movement.”