The ‘Ao Kahi Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education project offers up to 100 percent financial support, and assistance with internships and job placement. Priority is given to Native Hawaiian students to obtain recognized postsecondary credentials and hands-on learning in:
- Information Security Certificate of Competence
‘Ao Kahi offers free cybersecurity classes and covers exam fees, study materials and workshops for Native Hawaiian students and anyone interested, to earn professional cybersecurity certifications beyond the classroom.
- Sustainable Agriculture
‘Ao Kahi project covers Windward CC student tuition toward agriculture career pathways. Sustainable agriculture students can enroll to receive career readiness support, textbook loans, digital access to learning platforms a 40-hour paid internship, professional development, and much more.
The ‘Ao Kahi project engages students with career readiness, serves as a Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education project sponsored by ALU LIKE, Inc., and is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.
To be eligible for free classes and support, students must have a minimum 2.0. GPA* and register and attend select classes at Windward CC. Priority is given to Native Hawaiian** students.
* Minimum 2.0 GPA can be from high school or community college
** Proof of Native Hawaiian ancestry can be verified by birth certificate, Hawaiian registry card, or a verification letter from Kamehameha Schools, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, or Hawai‘i State Department of Health.
A great option for students interested in any major, providing valuable personal and professional skills.
Hear what students have to say about ‘Ao Kahi and what it has meant to them.
ʻAo Kahi Project Coordinator