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Summer CTE Academy: Early Childhood Education

Rising Hawaiʻi high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates have an opportunity to explore career and technical (CTE) programs ranging from automotive technology to welding and cosmetology over the summer at Honolulu Community College.

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Summer CTE Academy: Computer Science

The 2024 Summer CTE Academy is a five-week exploratory program that offers students the chance to experience life on a college campus, learn leadership skills, and participate in a variety of programs through interactive activities. The program will run June 12–July 17, 2024, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The cost of the program is $50/early bird pricing (register before March 15) or $100 if registering after March 15. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Participants will rotate through three different seven-day program modules in order to gain insight into different career and technical education fields.

Participating Programs

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Summer CTE Academy: Fashion Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction Technologies
  • Carpentry Technology
  • Computing, Security and Networking Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Diesel Mechanics Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fashion Technology
  • Fire & Environmental Emergency Response
  • Music and Entertainment Learning Experience
  • Occupational and Environmental Safety Management
  • Welding Technology

“The Summer CTE Academy at Honolulu Community College provides critical early career exploration through a fun, engaging, and hands-on learning environment,” said Karen C. Lee, chancellor of Honolulu CC. “It’s inspiring to see the students uncover their hidden talents and interests, shaping a brighter future for themselves and our communities.”

For any questions regarding the Summer CTE Academy, call or email Assistant Professor Norman Takeya at (808) 844-2376 or

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2023 Summer CTE Participants
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