Hundreds will get the "Honolulu Experience"

Honolulu Community College presents High School to HCC

Honolulu Community College
Billie K. Takaki Lueder, 808-778-8589
Public Relations Representative
Posted: Feb 16, 2011

Honolulu Community College will host approximately 600 high school students for the college’s popular HS2HCC (High School to Honolulu Community College) event. This outreach effort encourages high school students to pursue higher education in support of the Hawai‘i P-20 Initiative and the University of Hawai‘i’s Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative to increase the number of college graduates by 25 percent by 2015.
Friday, February 25, 2011
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Honolulu Community College, 874 Dillingham Blvd.
Contact Billie at 778-8589 for exact locations
Students from 17 O‘ahu high schools will select from 29 degree and student service programs for a memorable day of college exploration right in the heart of Honolulu. Hands-on activities will include the fabrication of a metal tool box with the Sheet Metal and Plastic program; a fashion show hosted by the Fashion Technology program; and the opportunity to learn lashing techniques from the Small Vessel and Repair program, to name a few.
"HS2HCC is our annual recruitment event geared toward exposing high school juniors and seniors to academic programs and services offered through our college. By bringing interested students to campus, our goal is to inspire, connect, and inform students about our programs and provide them the opportunity to experience what college life here would be like,” shares Grace Funai, assistant professor and counselor at Honolulu CC.
According to the June 2010 Georgetown University report, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, the authors project that by 2018 63 percent of all new jobs will require some form of postsecondary education – that includes trade and technical careers.
Honolulu Community College offers a comprehensive liberal arts program and has established itself as the premier career and technical training center in the state of Hawai‘i, with 55 program offerings including those unique only to the college such as, Music Enterprise Learning Experience (MELE), Fire and Environmental Emergency Response, Small Vessel Fabrication and Repair, and Aeronautics and Maintenance Technology.
Today, Honolulu Community College serves approximately 4,400 credit students and another 1,900 apprentice students. Honolulu CC is proud to celebrate its history educating a diverse student population and is committed to continuing the tradition of delivering excellence in higher education for over 90 years.