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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Sketch Your Idea on a Napkin

At the August 17 evening meeting for the CCC Maker Kick-off event, colleges explored ways to engage students as leaders …

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Colleges Create Artifacts at August Kick-off Meeting

Representatives from the 24 CCC Maker colleges gathered in Berkeley on August 17, 2017 to kick-off the implementation phase of …

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Twenty-four California Community Colleges Move Forward with Makerspaces to Prepare Students to Contribute the Creative Economy

(The following press release was issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on August 7, 2017. It can also be …

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Fiscal Reporting Webinar for Awarded Colleges

Watch this 17-18 CCC Maker Fiscal Reporting  Webinar for all the details on processes and procedures related to grant accounting, …

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CCC Maker July 17 Newsletter – Grants Announced

The July 17, 2017 CCC Maker newsletter announced the 24 colleges that received implementation grants. Other news included: Makerspace Seed …

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Colleges Awarded CCC Maker Grants

Congratulations to the following 24 colleges that have been awarded CCC Maker Implementation grants: Allan Hancock College American River College …

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CCC Maker Colleges Apply for Implementation Grants

The CCC Maker Initiative is creating a network of California community colleges focused on producing creative, skilled, innovation-ready graduates. The …

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Sierra College Mechatronics Students’ Projects Benefit Humanity

Originally appeared in the Colfax Record on June 5, 2017. Sierra College students invent for social good at makerspace Sierra …

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June 15 Newsletter Provides Initiative Updates

In May and early June, CCC Maker Colleges celebrated the completion of the seed grant makerspace planning phase. 28 colleges …

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Join in the “National Week of Making”

The Maker Movement is celebrating the National Week of Making from June 16 to June 22, 2017. The week of events highlighting …

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