Create Your Makerspace Community

California Community College makerspaces are creating and sharing a model to fuel job creation and strengthen regional economies.

CCC Maker Initiative

To prepare students for STEM/STEAM careers, California Community Colleges are building makerspaces, faculty are embedding making into curriculum and employers are providing internships.

Doing What MATTERS

The CCC Maker Initiative is funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Workforce and Economic Division under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework.

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California Community College Makerspaces are driving innovation in education and preparing students for STEM/STEAM careers.

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Explore College Makerspaces

The CCC Maker Initiative supports California Community Colleges in creating makerspaces, developing maker curriculum, encouraging hands-on student projects and offering internships that uniquely reflect their campuses and communities.

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Sierra Makerspaces Intern Training

On Friday, May 11th & Saturday, May 12th Sierra Makerspaces held our second internship training at Hacker Lab Powered by …

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Makers Making Change

Look at the details on these 3D prints! COA student body is excelling in Fusion 360 pretty quickly! We love …

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3D Prints

Here are just a few 3D printed projects by the students of COA. They are parts for robotic teams, parts …

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Specialty Fabrics Review — Help wanted: the next generation of manufacturing workers

CCC Maker is honored to be included in this article, Help wanted: the next generation of manufacturing workers, by Pamela Mills-Senn, published …

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Artist Kelly Tayler Creates Patio Screen Project

Kelly Tayler is an accomplished artist who works with custom mosaics, sculpture and painting, who graciously shared her current project …

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May 18 – Mechatronics for Humanity Showcase

The Mechatronics for Humanity Showcase  will be held on Friday, May 18 featuring the work of Sierra College Mechatronics 90 …

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Student Startup Showcase on May 17 – Keynote — Social Entrepreneur from Jakarta

On May 17, Sierra College with Hacker Lab will host an evening of entrepreneurial presentations, starting with guest Hanna Keraf, …

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Workstations READY!

Workstations are being assembled by awesome COA Fab Lab team members. Below is our finished workstations ready to go!

COA ADAM loving new FAB Lab

College of Alameda’s Apparel Design and Merchandising student came in to utilize the vinyl cutter and heat press for the …

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First vinyl design!

COA students came in and designed their own images then utilized the vinyl cutter and heat press to create these …

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