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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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Sierra College and Sierra Makerspaces University Innovation Fellow

Sierra College student and Sierra Makerspaces participant Savanna Turner completed Stanford’s University Innovation Fellows program three-day training at the Stanford …

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Rocklin Mini-Maker Faire Attracts 8,000

The Rocklin Mini-Maker Faire celebrated local makers on October 14 on the Sierra College campus with about 8,000 attendees – …

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Sierra Students Attend Startup Hustle Showcase

Fourteen Sierra College Mechatronics students attended the Fall 2017 Startup Hustle Showcase at Hacker Lab (makerspace and coworking space) in …

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CCC Maker Weekly Webinar – Ecosystem Mapping (11-9-17)

CCC Maker TAPs host Amy Schulz and Steve Fuchs to discuss ecosystem mapping and how to leverage the Kumu tool …

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Sierra student and Sierra Makerspace Leader Teaches Design Thinking Workshop

Heather Lincoln, a Sierra College student in her final semester, and a Sierra Makerspace student participant, conducted a three-hour Design …

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Truckee Roundhouse – State of Make Address

The Truckee Roundhouse (makerspace) board of directors celebrated their first year of operation on November 6 by inviting ecosystem partners …

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Engaging girls in Making: Girl Scouts USA

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (https://www.girlscoutshcc.org/) is a significant ecosystem partner for Sierra Makerspaces and the North Region CCC …

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Community Making for Social Good – Dress A Girl

Sierra Makerspaces hosted the Loomis Soroptimist’s “Dress A Girl” service project on November 11 at Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College.  …

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Startup Weekend student group attends Tech Stars training

Students from the Sierra Makerspace initiative attended Techstars’ Startup Weekend on November 3-5 2017 to learn and experience the process …

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CCSF launches two Maker courses

The CCCSF MakerSPHERE team heavily emphasized curriculum development in the first quarter to ensure inclusion of two new Maker courses …

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