Below are recent press releases and articles referencing the CCC Maker Initiative. An assortment of news from CCC Maker colleges can be found on the College News page. Some of the CCC Maker presentations are listed as well. Colleges are making updates through blog posts found on the Resources page.

Press Releases

California Community College Maker Initiative Releases Makerspace Impact Publication for Educators (December 5, 2019)

Makerspace Ecosystem Summit for College Educators April 24-26 in Irvine, CA (February 11, 2019)

CCST Press Release (August 3, 2018) CCST and California Community Colleges Welcome Makerspace Education Leaders to ISAM 2018 at Stanford

Publication of the CCC Makerspace Startup Guide (June 14, 2018)

CCC Maker Initiative Offers Work-Based Learning at 24 California Community College Makerspaces (April 5, 2018)

CCC Maker Statewide Manager Recognized by Girl Scouts (March 16, 2018)

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (March 15, 2018) California Community Colleges Makerspaces Make Progress in First Six Months of Implementation in Preparing Students for Careers 

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (August 7, 2017) Twenty-four California Community Colleges Move Forward with Makerspaces to Prepare Students to Contribute the Creative Economy

Sierra College Selected to Support California Community Colleges in Spreading Innovation and STEAM Education through Maker Spaces (June 25, 2016)


The League for Innovation in the Community College (1-2-19) Innovation Showcase — College Makerspaces Develop Innovation Ready Graduates by Karen Fraser-Middleton


Campus Technology (3/12/19) Makerspace Summit Coming to SoCal in April By Dian Schaffhauser

Gold Country Media (3-4-19) Loomis Soroptimist Club Education Awards empower women- Carol Pepper-Kittredge recognized with Ruby Award

NACCE Community College Entrepreneurship (Winter/Spring 2019) New Makerspace Summit on Tap page 10

Citizen Schools  (2-11-19) Makerspace Ecosystem Summit for College Educators April 24-26 in Irvine, CA by Kaniah Dunn


Evolllution (12-31-18) Six Ways Colleges Can Think Differently to Meet the Workforce Needs in America by Van Ton-Quinlivan

Medium  (11-7-18) Why Students Need These Skills to Thrive in the Future of Work by Van Ton-Quinlivan

NACCE Summer Fall 18 Entrepreneur magazine pg 24 “The #CCCMaker initiative has published “The California Community College Makerspace Startup Guide: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future”

American Association of Community Colleges (9-6-18) The rise of the makerspace – Community colleges are investing in makerspaces to grow innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

eCampusNews (8-23-18) Makerspaces a growing trend, but will they deliver? by Sandra Fyfe

IFAI Fabric Architecture Magazine (7-1-18) Recruiting the next generation of workers by Pamela Mills-Senn

Campus Technology (6-18-10) California Community Colleges Publish Makerspace Startup Guide by Rhea Kelly

Biz Journals (6-14-18) Sierra College Announces Publication of the CCC Makerspace Startup Guide

Roseville Today (6-12-18) California Community College Makerspaces Startup Guide

Make: Education (4-18-18) Learning, Makerspaces, and Community Colleges, April 18, 2018 by David Cole.

IFAI Specialty Fabrics Review (May 1, 2018) Help wanted: the next generation of manufacturing workers

IFAI Specialty Fabrics Review (April 10, 2018) California Community College Makerspaces offer work-based learning for students

Comstock’s (April 3, 2018)Makers Wanted: As American manufacturing struggles and California employers face worker shortages, will investment in educational makerspaces help strengthen local industry?

Campus Technology (April 6, 2018)California Community Colleges Mass-Producing Student Makers 

Education Dive (February 26, 2018) How ecosystem mapping by colleges can help transform struggling communities



AACC 21st Century Center (March 17, 2017) California colleges embrace maker culture to close skills gap

State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) (March 1, 2017) $17M California makers initiative creating community college model

EdSurge (February 14, 2017) CA’s Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges



Sacramento Business Journal (July 2016) Sierra College to manage $17 million in maker space grants statewide