CCCCO Announces: Makerspaces Make Progress in First Six Months

California Community Colleges Makerspaces Make Progress in First Six Months of Implementation in Preparing Students for Careers

CCCCO – March 15, 2018, SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of community college students are discovering “making” as a way to prepare for careers in emerging industries as a result of 24 California community colleges building makerspace communities that facilitate hands-on experiences in making, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Makerspaces allow our students to unleash creativity while fostering the type of innovation that is critical for jobs of the future

The CCC Maker initiative exposes students to career options while allowing them to develop indemand skills they can demonstrate to prospective employers. The Workforce and Economic Development Division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office provided $17 million to fund the initiative under the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework. Sierra College is the initiative’s fiscal agent and administrator.

“These makerspaces allow our students to unleash creativity while fostering the type of innovation that is critical for jobs of the future,” said California Community Colleges Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures Van Ton-Quinlivan. “Hundreds of 20-hour internships and work-based experiences coordinated by the educational makerspaces will result from this initiative.”

Read the full March 15, 2018 Press Release at the CCCCO Website: California Community Colleges Makerspaces Make Progress in First Six Months of Implementation in Preparing Students for Careers



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