Infusing Entrepreneurship in Makerspaces

Project Description

Develop learning opportunities and curriculum that integrates business development with project prototyping and product development to produce viable business opportunities for students.


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In 2016, CCC Maker (California Community College Maker) embarked on a six-month journey of guiding and shepherding 34 California community colleges through the Makerspace Startup Process: identifying the needs of their respective communities, mapping out their extended support ecosystems, analyzing their findings, piloting student and faculty engagement, and from there developing robust plans with which to go forth and realize their actual physical college-sponsored makerspaces.

Promoting engagement of CA Community Colleges with Maker Movement  

In line with the “Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy” (DWM) framework, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) is growing a statewide network of Makerspaces linked to California Community Colleges (CCC) as a key partner in developing a workforce for the innovation economy. At the CCCCO’s request, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) was commissioned to develop a report to inform these efforts. CCST has conducted a literature review, background research, and interviews to develop a playbook of considerations and recommendations for establishing a network of Makerspaces.

COLLEGE OF MARIN FEASIBILITY STUDY, Indian Valley Campus Makerspace, and Fabrication Laboratory

The College of Marin’s Career Education Department is proposing the implementation of a makerspace and fabrication laboratory at the Indian Valley Campus to join this Maker Initiative network and support Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework. This feasibility study serves to identify the unique COM business opportunity, define a solution, form a project, and appoint a project team to build and deliver the solution for implementation. 


Upcoming Calls & Meetings:


Thursday, May 16, 2019, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM,Contact: makerspace@marin.edu

NACCE 2019 Entrepreneurship Explorations October 13-16, 2019, Newport Beach CA

Thursday, January 17, 2019, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Contact:  makerspace@mycom.marin.edu



Previous Calls & Meetings:

Thursday, April 18, 2019, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM,Contact: makerspace@marin.edu

Thursday, March 21, 2019, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Contact:makerspace@marin.edu

Thursday, February 21, 2019, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Audio Recording

Thursday, January 17, 2019, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Thursday, Oct.  18, 2o18, Infusing Eship into Makerspaces Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Contact:  makerspace@mycom.marin.edu

Thursday, September 13, 2018, Monthly Convening Webinar, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

September 19 - 21, 2018, NACCE GO WEST Conference, Burlingame CA, Presentation

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