We regret to inform you that the HIVE Makerspace will be closed until further notice.

We understand the importance of this space to our community and are working on plans for its future.

Please stay tuned for more details and updates. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

Thank you.


Explore HIVE

HIVE will naturally change over time, shaped by the needs of the Lakeland community. The blueprint, then, is just the beginning. The real beauty will come from the evolution of these ideas over time as students, staff, faculty, and the community make them their own.

The HIVE Mindset

HIVE is a place for making, but it's much more than a makerspace. Students and community members will learn to use new tools and work with their hands, but, at its best, hands-on learning is not about materials or equipment. The heart of HIVE is a new mindset - an attitude toward problem-solving that is open-minded, collaborative, action-oriented and optimistic. The purpose of this mindset is to support the development of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.

  1. Keep an open mind - this is a judge-free zone.
  2. Team up - two minds (or more) are better than one.
  3. Embrace mistakes - when in doubt, just try it.
  4. Believe it's possible - stay optimistic about what could be.
  5. Make it yours - take ownership and find your own way.
What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is a process and mindset for creative problem-solving that starts with understanding and identifying human needs. Design thinking allows anyone to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges and create change.

With design thinking, students learn to:

  • Reframe problems
  • Quickly test ideas with minimal resources
  • Work collaboratively
  • Problem solve with a repeatable process and set of tools

Ianny Martinez I came to Lakeland not knowing anything. I wanted to help people and I knew that I had to go to school to learn about health care. I am so happy that I did this. Lakeland changed my life. Ianny Martinez Medical Assisting

Elizabeth Brassell Lakeland opened the doors of opportunity for me to begin my future. Through Phi Theta Kappa I found my passion for leadership and service. Lakeland has molded me to embrace an unlimited future. Elizabeth Brassell Associate of Arts

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