News about California Community Colleges building makerspaces with support from the CCC Maker CCCCO grant under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework. 

Project Updates October 2018
Recent CCC Maker initiative activities included:
  • CCC Maker announced a Fall Symposium on Makerspace Sustainability on Friday, November 30, 2018 at College of the Canyons
  • CCC Maker developed and held the first of eight sessions of the MakerMatic cohort internship program at Sacramento City College
  • CCC Maker presented on the initiative at Maker Ed Convening with Hartnell, Foothill, Cabrillo and Sierra Colleges representing CCC Maker
  • The Technical Assistance Providers facilitated webinars on curriculum & sustainability
  • The initiative's first quarter report for 2018-19 was submitted to the California Community College Chancellor's Office
  • Colleges submitted their first quarter 2018-19 reports to CCC Maker
Colleges Report on Impact July through September

Each quarter, CCC Maker colleges report on metrics. These are posted on the CCC Maker website and can be viewed by quarter, college or cumulative results. In the first quarter of 2018-19, some results included:
  • 6,263 students accessed college makerspaces
  • 289 digital badges were awarded to students
  • 82 employers were recruited
  • 75 students completed internships
Symposium on Sustainability Planned for Makerspaces

CCC Maker Colleges are encouraged to sign up for the Fall Symposium on Sustainability that will be held at College of the Canyons on Friday, November 30.
  • Gain practical steps and strategies to achieve sustainability for your makerspace
  • Hear examples from colleges on how they created new funding streams
  • Learn how entrepreneurship can unlock resources to support your makerspace 
  • Develop your value proposition to win over stakeholders, leadership and potential funders
  • Benefit from connecting with your peers from across the state to secure support
  • Tour the College of the Canyons MakerSpace
Webinars Connect Community of Practice

CCC Maker Technical Assistance Providers, Deborah Bird and Salomon Davila, offer CCC Maker webinars to enable colleges teams to learn from each and continue their progress in building community, developing curriculum, offering student internship experiences and creating inclusive educational makerspaces. These webinars are shared on the CCC Maker website under the resources tab.
  • 10-25-18 Curriculum Innovations in CCC Maker Colleges (John Graulty, Cabrillo College; Maura Devlin-Clancy, City College of San Francisco; Daniel Donnelly, Butte College & Zack Dowell, Folsom Lake College)
  • 10-11-18 CCC Maker Data for Sustainability with Salomon Davila, TAP, CCC Maker
  • 9-27-18 Makerspace Sustainability with Suzanne Valery, Ed.D., Evaluator, Central Coast Makerspace Collaborative (Allan Hancock College, the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, and the Santa Maria Public Library)
What is Happening in the College Makerspaces 

Sierra College developed a noncredit series of courses leading to a "Entrepreneurship for Makers" Certificate of Completion that was approved by the College's Curriculum Committee and Academic Senate, and the Chancellor's Office. The courses are: (BUS 800) New World of Work, 21st Century Skills, (BUS 801) Starting a New Business, and (CET 804) Prototyping for Product Design.

College of Alameda held a grand opening for the Fab Lab on September 27; the 1900 sq. ft. space hosts digital fabrication equipment including CNC Routers, 3D printers, heat presses, transfer printer, desktop cutter and an embroidery sewing machine.

Golden West College developed "Dream Big" and shared the video funded in part by CCC Maker that demonstrates how the college guided 120 middle school students through the design thinking process to design a better backpack.

Folsom Lake College professors Zack Dowell (Makerspace lead) and Diane Carlson (Sociology) are iterating the 2.0 version of their course Making Social Change. Working in the makerspace, students explore social movements and the ways that they use tools to enact change.

Sacramento City College is offering a new class MAKR 299 (Everyone Can Code), has installed a Glowforge laser cutter and Tormach metal CNC machine, is offering workshops in 3D resin printing and Arduino basics, and has added a weekly movie night to attract students to the makerspace.

An American River College Design Hub makerspace intern used the laser engraver to create a Spanish pronoun game board.

Moreno Valley College brought together students, faculty, administrators and industry professionals to explore a wide set of ideas for the iMAKE Innovation Center and to create a shared vision and build consensus for adoption of initial design principles for the makerspace.

Foothill College re-instituted MakerMonday where students can make a cool fun project in less than an hour. 

Allan Hancock College's makerspace partnered with Hancock's Winery & the Culinary Arts Program to host the inaugural Harvest Festival Makerspace on Friday, October 12, that was attended by 100 people and built awareness across campus.

To see college blog posts go to resources on the CCC Maker website .
Sharing Educational Makerspace Knowledge

  • American Association of Community Colleges with National Science Foundation ATE Principle Investigators Conference, Washington DC (10-25) Makerspaces for CTE/STEM: Strategies for Teaching, Inclusion, and Workforce Maura J. Devlin-Clancy, & Kathleen White, City College of San Francisco
  • Maker Ed Convening 2018 (10-19 & 20), San Jose, CCC Maker presenters Deborah Bird and Carol Pepper-Kittredge focused on the CCC Maker college process of coming together as community of practice in Year 1, college implementation and customization in Year 2, and leveraging for sustainability in Year 3. 
  • American Association of Community Colleges (September 6, 2018) The rise of the makerspaceCommunity colleges are investing in makerspaces to grow innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration
  • California Economic Summit Partnerships for industry & Education: Accelerating Upward Mobility 2018 pg 23 Cabrillo College "Santa Cruz Makerspace Collaborative"
  • NACCE Summer Fall 2018 Entrepreneur magazine pg 24 "The #CCCMaker initiative has published "The California Community College Makerspace Startup Guide: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future" 
Important Dates

Oct. 28-29 California STEAM Symposium, Maura Devlin-Clancy, City College of San Francisco will be speaking - Making Makerspace Inclusive for Female Students: How To 

Nov. 30 CCC Maker Symposium for  participating colleges at College of the Canyons

April 24-26, 2019 (Tentative)  CCC Maker & NACCE planning makerspace entrepreneurship conference in Southern California

May 17-19, 2019 Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo
Carol Pepper-Kittredge | CCC Maker | 916-660-7801 | Email Carol | CCC Maker Website

The CCC Maker initiative is funded by Grant # 16-203-001 awarded by the California Community College Chancellor'sOffice , Workforce and Economic Development Division, to Sierra Joint Community College District.