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Innovative Internship Helps Honoka'a Businesses

A new paid internship program in Honokaʻa is bringing together local youth, businesses and innovation coaches in an effort to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.

Hawai'i CC Updates: Getting Ready for Recovery

Note: This column appeared in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii Newsletter.

As the health crisis created by COVID-19 begins to slowly taper and our economy begins to re-open, it’s imperative that as a community we are prepared to help boost the recovery and create a more resilient economy that can better withstand future crises.

'Discover Palamanui' during online workshops this summer

NOTE: July workshops will be posted here soon. 

Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui is pleased to announce a series of online workshops that will be delivered via Zoom in June and July for people interested in learning more about what the Kona campus offers and how to enroll for the fall 2020 semester. 

The “Discover Pālamanui” June workshops kick off Thursday, June 4, from 12-12:30 p.m. with an information session about the Ēlama Project scholarship program

JCCIH Newsletter: Hawai'i CC Updates April 2020

This column by Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas was published in the April 2020 edition of the JCCIH's Oshirase.


It’s amazing how our world has been turned upside down in the last several weeks as COVID-19 has thrown our local and global communities for a loop.

Hawai'i Community College will host 'Girls Who Code' computer science workshops starting January 27

Hawai'i Community College will host a series of free computer science workshops designed for girls in grades 6 through 12. The workshops are being led by Carrie Butler, an instructor in Hawai'i CC's Information Technology program, and are affiliated with the national nonprofit organization "Girls Who Code."

Kūpuna Helps Dedicate New Signage at Hawai‘i CC- Pālamanui

Members of the Hawai‘i Community College Kauhale celebrated new building signage at the Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui campus during an event on November 15.

PHOTO GALLERY: 3rd Annual Auto Body Repair & Painting Car Show

The Hawai'i Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Program drew a crowd to campus on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for its third annual car show. Attendees were able to view a variety of vehicles, enjoyed live music, prizes and more. 

See more photos. 


Jericho Tobin, the inaugural recipient of the Representative Clift Tsuji Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Hawai'i Community College Agriculture Program, celebrated the gift at a luncheon recently with Tsuji’s son, Ash Tsuji; Tsuji’s former campaign manager, Jack Fujii; and Hawai‘i CC Agriculture Professor Lew Nakamura.

Tobin received the scholarship this past academic year, and he graduated from the Hawai‘i CC Agriculture program on May 10.


The ancient Hawaiian method of communicating and recounting stories by creating string figures, known as hei, was the focus of a series of workshops during the spring 2018 semester at Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. 

“In the Hawaiian language, the word hei means to net, ensnare, entangle — and furthermore to be adept and absorb knowledge or a skill,” said Rebecca Jacobs, an English instructor at Hawai'i CC, who helped lead the workshops. “Hei is also the term for a string figure.”


Kick off the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the festive Christmas with the Chefs, Saturday, Dec.1. The annual gala is on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel from 5:30-8 p.m.

Members of the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Associationwill delight attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee.

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