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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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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University of La Verne’s Inaugural MIRA Conference: Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics

July 12th, La Verne, California—representatives from the Central Coast Makerspace attended the Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics Conference …

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Second Maker Faire draws students, faculty and community

Hundreds of people, including students, faculty and members of the community, attended the second annual Moorpark College Maker Faire on …

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Middle school students use Makerspace at summer camp

Thirty middle school students from Thousand Oaks engaged in four Maker Space projects at Moorpark College during the week of …

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Design Thinking: Environmental Awareness Project

On April 13th-15th, Golden West College conducted a Design Thinking experience at the Imaginology Fair in Orange County, California. The …

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Creating a Culture of Cyber Security Awareness

CyberCamp 2018 Our 'Cyber Heroes' are officially trained and ready to save the day! This week, our 2018 Summer Cybercamp …

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Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Makerspace Report

The student workers from Allan Hancock College (interns) are learning and providing excellent support to everyone at the Discovery Museum …

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Before and After (Dirty Lab)

Hartnell College assigned a room 25′ x 30′ for the dirty makerspace lab. This room used to be used for …

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June Workshops in the Clean Makerspace Lab

We opened our clean Makerspace Lab during the month of June to the community. They were invited to take some …

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Students design and (will) build Mini-Maker Faire grand entrance structure

Collaboration between two students working with the Sierra Makerspaces initiative will benefit the upcoming October 6 Rocklin Mini-Maker Faire, which …

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