Infusing Entreprenuership in Makerspaces

Project Description

The CCC Maker Initiative is creating a network of colleges focused on producing creative, skilled, innovation-ready graduates. Under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, this initiative is aimed at inspiring learning by doing, teaching in-demand skills,
engaging employers, introducing students to dynamic careers and encouraging collaboration among multiple disciplines and colleges to deliver innovative education that strengthens the workforce. The CCCCO investment will grow a statewide network of community college-based STEM/STEAM-focused makerspaces fostering student innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Discover best practices for integrating innovative entrepreneur/business management competence initiatives into CTE makerspace programs.
  • Provide professional development to educators & counselors on how to embed business creation and management into CTE makerspaces/labs.


Molly Stuart, Deputy Sector Navigator - BUSI
707-256-7255, 916-346-5333


BACCC RJV Update 07/09/18

Eship Teaching Resources - Entrepreneurship Curriculum Resource Library

CCC Makerspace Startup Guide  

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

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