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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Earth Day student outreach

Sierra Makerspaces took the laser cutter out to the Quad for Earth Day celebrations on April 19 from 9am to …

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Student Maker in Residence at Truckee Makerspace

Zoe, a Sierra College student hired as the Student Maker in Residence at the Truckee Roundhouse, helped make large scrabble …

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CCC Maker Newsletter Gives April 2018 Update

The April 2018 Update from the CCC Maker Initiative reports on on the project overall as well as examples of …

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Design Hub Interns Work to Save Our Water Systems

Here we meet our Design Hub interns, Dave and Melissa, to explore their new project titled, “Constant Monitor Backflow.”  Dave …

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Topographical map by Universal 3D Laser

Student maker in residence constructs a topographical map of the Ansel Adams Wilderness, on the universal 3D laser. The initial …

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Another Great Maker Symposium and the Folsom Innovation Center

Friday, April 13, CCCMaker held its second Maker Symposium in Northern, California, connecting other college makerspace managers, students, and techs. …

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We recently got a couple of plotters, thinking they would be great machines to take out to events – inexpensive, …

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Surprises in the Makerspace

The degree to which surprises – projects, artifacts, workshops – emerge in and from the community is the degree to …

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Outreach intersects art, making and the human connection

Outreach and communication to students, faculty and staff  on the Sierra College Rocklin campus expanded this semester when the Business …

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