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October 2010

Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative update

Hawai‘i is in the vanguard of states leading with a college completion agenda. We were one of only eight states selected to take part in Complete College America’s “Fall Academy” in October where we shared our plans to increase the numbers of students graduating with two- and four-year degrees and one-year certificates.

The Hawai‘i team drafted a preliminary three-step state completion plan, which includes:

  1. Fifteen to Finish: Encouraging students to enroll full-time and complete at least 15 credits per semester.
  2. Accelerate to Finish: Providing options for students to begin earning credits by completing college-level work in high school and through the use of summer school.
  3. Workforce Responsive Certificates: Establishing new certificates based on communication with employers and the Hawai‘i Workforce Development Council to reinforce the teaching of skills in new or high-demand areas.

Simply put, our citizens must complete to compete in our global economy. We’ll be sharing more about our efforts in these areas as our plans are further developed and implemented.

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PCATT celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary by honoring 10 influential alumni and recognizing the center’s accomplishments over the last 10 years. Guests at a special anniversary event had a unique opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art PCATT facilities and learn about the plethora of training offerings utilizing the latest in advanced technology.

PCATT is a not-for-profit consortium of the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges. It is headquartered at Honolulu Community College with satellite training facilities on all the community college campuses.

Over the years, PCATT has acquired an impressive educational partnership list with technology powerhouses that include Oracle, Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco, Apple and VMware. The primary goal is to bridge education and industry through quality workforce training.