The WCC E ʻOi Mau Work-Based Learning Program philosophy is to create a meaningful student employment experience for participants, while supporting professional growth and financial independence. This program connects WCC students who are in their first year of college with on-campus student employment opportunities as well as career advising and mentorship, academic coaching, personal support, workforce development, and financial literacy training. Our program is supported by a U.S. D.O.E. Title III grant funds.

Program Eligibility

  • Will be a first-year student during the 2022-2023 academic year*
  • Enrolled at Windward Community College at a minimum of 6 credit hours (part-time) 
  • Have other needs that may affect ability to attend college

*Students who have completed college courses while in high school are eligible for this program

Benefits to Work-Based Learning:


Balancing your school and work priorities becomes easier and more convenient when you work on-campus, especially since our on-campus supervisors are understanding of your academic priorities!

Higher Pay

On-campus positions typically start at $11.65/hr, which is $1.55 more than Hawaiʻi’s minimum wage at $10.10/hr

Reinforce Learning

Participants apply lessons they learn in the classroom to real-world situations resulting in a stronger understanding and learning experience

First-Hand Experience

Participants immerse themselves in a particular field and interact with professionals who have worked in it for years, which can be essential in making decisions about their long-term career goals.

Future Opportunities

Working on-campus helps students create a network within the campus community and strengthen their skills and knowledge, which often lead to future opportunities

How to Apply

Interested applicants can complete the online application by August 1, 2022.

For more information, contact:

Ashley-Michelle Tilton Day MSW
Hale ‘Ākoakoa 212A