The Monroe County Community College Makerspace will host a free virtual workshop titled “Make & Innovate” on Thursday Oct. 29 from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

The workshop will feature guest speaker David Ollila, a systems thinker, entrepreneur and innovator who holds 16 patents in the areas of hardware and technology. At the workshop, he will describe what it takes to develop products and become an entrepreneur.

In addition, attendees will learn how facilities like MCCC’s new Makerspace can help individuals grow ideas from concept to prototype. A virtual tour of the Makerspace will also be provided.

The MCCC Makerspace is a community gathering place located in the college's Career Technology Center for individuals to share skills and equipment while imagining, exploring, creating designing with people of shared interests.  The Makerspace provides access to the information, tools, software and space community members need to invent and make.

Below is the Zoom link  for the workshop:

For more information, please contact Mike Reaume, applied science and engineering technician/Perkins specialist, at (734) 384-4176 or

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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