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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Registration open for make/SHIFT Summit

CCC Maker & NACCE invite you to join us for make/SHIFT, the makerspace Ecosystem Summit on April 24-26, 2019 in …

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The Camp Fire and our Butte Create Space

After the devastating Camp Fire burned through the town of Paradise California, tens of thousands of community members were left …

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Our Create Space in Winter

Our Sewing Zone manager, and paid student tech designed and sewed a cover for our ShopbotPRS Alpha. She finished the …

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Payson McNett presents at Construct 3D 2018 at Georgia Tech

October 7, 2018 On October 7, 2018, Payson McNett presented at the Construct 3D Conference held at Georgia Tech in …

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Cabrillo Makerspace Participates in The Partnerships for Industry and Education (PIE) contest

December 4, 2018 Today, the growing use of digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, and advanced manufacturing processes in industry has created …

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Cabrillo College Makerspace promotes 21st Century Skills in the Workplace

December 11, 2018 In Fall 2018, the Cabrillo Makerspace internship program offered two workshops to interns to learn more about …

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Cabrillo Makerspace Interns Visit Plantronics

November 29, 2018 On November 29th, Cabrillo Makerspace interns visited the headquarters of Plantronics, a leading producer of commercial and …

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Digital Fabrication Meets Bronze Casting at Cabrillo College

The pouring of molten bronze in hot flasks. December 10, 2018 For the fall 2018 semester, students in the art …

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Cabrillo Makerspace “Holding the Future” Club gives composer “keys” to success!

December 2018 Students in the Cabrillo College “Holding the Future” Club designed and built on the laser cutter in the …

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Sierra College Mechatronics Program Featured at International Conference in China

  In November 2018, Tony Osladil, Mechatronics Professor, Sierra College was chosen by the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship …

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