League for Innovation: Maker Mindset at Sierra College

Sierra College makespaces and the CCC Maker initiative were profiled in this April 2018 League for Innovation in the Community College article – Sierra College Incorporates the Maker Mindset into Education.

As part of the CCC Maker initiative, Sierra College is collaborating with other community colleges, sharing best practices to prepare students for the innovation economy, and developing a model for creating college makerspace communities, explained Willy Duncan, Sierra College Superintendent/President. “We’ve made a conscious decision to partner with community makerspaces, such as Hacker Lab in Rocklin, Curious Forge in Grass Valley, and Truckee Roundhouse in Truckee, that are near our campuses and reflect the unique culture, interests, and businesses in each part of the region,” said Duncan.

“Sierra College faculty members are learning in the makerspaces as well as developing new maker curriculum and digital badges for specific skills. Students are preparing for careers through relevant maker experiences with the three community makerspace partners. As part of the statewide CCC Maker project, Sierra College is offering student internships and work-based learning experiences with maker skills.”

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