"On Wednesday, Feb. 26, I was one of a number of community members who participated in Hawai‘i Community College Day.
Along with dozens of students, we toured a number of HCC programs and talked with faculty and students. The students enthusiastically demonstrated everything from virtual auto painting, to recycling oil, to caring for a simulated patient, to all aspects of building a house. The breadth of programs was very impressive.
The faculty and student interactions and their demonstrated skills were even more so. It was a great opportunity to see all the skills (many "non-exportable") our students are gaining. Kudos to the staff, faculty and students. It was a very worthwhile morning!"
Manager of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.
On February 26, the Hawai‘i Community College hosted its first "Hawai‘i Community College Day." Middle school and high school students came to the campus to learn about the many incredible programs and services being offered. Students took part in exciting demonstrations which showcased the occupations for which Hawai‘i Community College prepares them. The goal of this outreach was to promote a college going culture in the Hawai‘i Island community and to help raise awareness of Hawai‘i Community College. A dedication and proclamation of Hawai‘i Community College Day was also held at this event.