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i3 at Cuesta College: Invention & Inclusive Innovation

About i3

About i3

  • The i3 initiative is part of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office’s Workforce and Economic Development Division (WEDD).
  • It aims to develop entrepreneurial mindsets through practical, hands-on learning and 21st century skill building for CCC’s students.
  • Through inclusive, student-centered learning experiences, students of all backgrounds can gain confidence in their skills and knowledge that will serve them in work and life.    
  • To develop new community leaders through our higher education institutions with the skills and entrepreneurial mindset to confidently approach the challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • This program will be presented through Community Programs at Cuesta College called the 'Cuesta Curiosity League.' All participants who complete the program will receive a $500 cash scholarship.
  • Students will be tasked with identifying a solvable program within the community and work throughout the semester with a group of students and faculty. Students will develop a concrete solution to these problems and begin the process of executing their solutions through various strategies. 


  • The i3 initiative encourages teams of students to connect with each other and to explore, clarify and scope challenges facing their community and to work together to address one through innovative solutions. This is Invention Education.
  • This creative, multi and interdisciplinary problem-solving approach to learning has proven to help students develop interest, skills and capabilities that will serve them in the 21st century economy and ever-changing world around them. 

Faculty Workshops

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Are you looking for ways to apply your education and solve real-world problems in your community? Do you want a cash scholarship of $500 for doing so?

Apply to be a part of Cuesta College's first i3 (Invention & Inclusive Innovation) workshop series, the Cuesta Curiosity League!

The program will be held Wednesdays from 10am-12pm at the SLO Campus in-person and online during the Spring 2023 semester.

Learn more by reviewing the i3 website, or by attending an informational session:

  • Wednesday, November 9, 11am-12pm in front of SLO Campus Cafeteria
  • Monday, November 14, 6pm-7pm via Zoom:

Ready to learn more? Check out the Cuesta Curiosity League website or enroll through Community Programs! All students and backgrounds welcome!