2017 Annual Career Opportunities Expo in Hilo

Save the date! November 16, 2017 (Thursday)
This Career Pathways Fair/Summer Opportunities Expo is celebrating its 15th anniversay for the Big Island.
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 NOON (three morning shifts: 8:30-9:45, 9:30-10:45, 10:30-11:45)
Venue: National Guard Armory on Kekuna`oa Street (road to the Hilo airport)

  • Target audience is high school juniors and seniors.
  • More than exploring career options, event will include summer opportunities (e.g., jobs, educational programs, and community volunteer internships)

Registration deadline: November 3, 2017. Important notes and form!
2017 Fall School Invitation Letter.doc
TeacherInstructions 2017
2017 Hold Harmless Form-FINAL _change 1 21Oct03_

Please refer questions/concerns to any of the following people:

  • Paula De Morales at 895-1041 (paulademorales24@gmail.com/pademora@ksbe.edu)
  • Comp Strategy Coordinator Lisa Faulkner-Inouye at 934-3310 (lmf96720@yahoo.com)
  • Charlene Masuhara at 313-5523 (Charlene_masuhara@notes.k12.hi.us)
  • Malama Chong at 313-3423 (naleoyouth@gmail.com)
  • Roxanne Costa at 959-9219 (Roxanne. E.Costa@usw.salvationarmy.org)
  • Emma Kela at 369-0956 (darcy.kela@hawaii.gov)
  • Sheila Ann Dagarag 982-4722 (sdagarag@kkp.k12.hi.us) Sheila is my counterpart for East Hawai`i

Please note this event is different from the Construction Career Day, scheduled for November 2, 2017. This event will also be in Hilo, and in the past the committee has provided buses for West Hawai`i schools.

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2017-18 Hawai`i State DOE Directory

Access to DOE departments and schools can be found in this link:
2017-18 Hawai`i State DOE directory

Please be reminded that staffing is always fluid (ever changing).

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Voyaging/Maritime Opportunity for High School Juniors and Seniors

Voyaging Maritime Opportunity 2017
Hālau Holomoana is a youth maritime training program that immerses students in
Hawaiian culture, double-hull canoe sailing, and traditional wayfinding. Students will also explore college and career opportunities in the maritime industry. This program is open to high school juniors and seniors from any island who may be interested in a maritime related career.

For more information about this program, please check out their website: Hālau Holomoana

Application deadline has been extended to the end of this month, September 30th. Link to application form: 2017 Application form

For more information:
Mahealani Treaster, Project Coordinator
Email: info@kanehunamoku.org
Phone: 808.286.4176

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Hawai`i Tobacco Quitline Services for Youth

Announcement from Hawaii Pubic Health Institute (HIPHI)
Hawaii Public Health Institute

Tami MacAller, West Hawaii Community Coordinator
Hawai’i Public Health Institute
Phone: 808.238.0930
Email: Tami@HIPHI.org

“Did you know that a lifetime of smoking and other tobacco use almost always begins by the time a teen graduates from high school1? While the overall impact of cigarette use on Hawai‘i youth continues to decline, e-cigarette use or vaping by young people has increased exponentially in recent years2. We all know the adverse health consequences of cigarette smoking; and a recent study with Hawai‘i youth demonstrates that e-cigarettes or vapes can lead to cigarette and tobacco use later on3. Nicotine stunts brain development in youth and can lead to addiction later in life4, and accelerate the development of chronic diseases across the life course5.

HIPHI is launching the Quitline Services for Youth, an evidence-based telephone and online counseling program designed to help adolescents ages 13 to 17 quit using tobacco permanently.

Available statewide, the services give teens the choice to quit in a way that is accessible, personalized and FREE. The telephone program offers each participant personalized phone counseling by highly-skilled Youth Quit Coaches, age-appropriate educational materials and unlimited access to our toll-free support line to provide encouragement when it’s needed the most. The web-based program provides the same information as the telephone program, but allows teens greater accessibility to support and in a more comfortable mode of communication. In addition, the Quitline Services for Youth incorporates the following features:

  • Quit Plan development
  • Anonymous, non‐judgmental support
  • Support between scheduled calls via a toll‐free support line
  • Health education and information
  • Refusal and problem‐solving skills development
  • Discussion of triggers, peer influences, environmental/household exposure to tobacco use, stressors
  • Relapse prevention through planning and preparation

Preventing teens from ever trying tobacco is ideal, but for those who already use tobacco products, the Quitline Services for Youth program utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies and motivational support specifically tailored to adolescents in order to prevent life-long dependency.”

1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS, Calculated based on data in National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2001. See also, HHH, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General,” 2012.
2 Hawaii State Department of Health. Tobacco Control Strategic Plan, 2016-2020. Honolulu, HI. Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, Tobacco Prevention and Education Program. 2016.
3 Wills TA, Knight R, Sargent JD, et al Tobacco Control. Longitudinal study of e-cigarette use and onset of cigarette smoking among high school students in Hawaii. 2017;26:34-39.
4 Goriounova, Natalia A., and Huibert D. Mansvelder. “Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Nicotine Exposure during Adolescence for Prefrontal Cortex Neuronal Network Function.” Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine 2.12 (2012): 10.1101/cshperspect.a012120 a012120. PMC. Web. 21 Aug. 2017.
5 IOM (Institute of Medicine). Public health implications of raising the minimum age of legal access to tobacco products.Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2015.

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Manufacturing Day 2017

Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on Big Island is opening their machine shop and electronics lab to the public to celebrate Manufacturing Day on October 6, 2017 (Friday). They are also working with other manufactures in the community to participate as well.
School Letter 1

This event is open to West Hawai`i students in grades 6 and higher, with a maximum of 25 students per group. All participants must wear close toed shoes to enter the machine shop as presenters will be actively machining that day.

Schools are invited to attend one of three sessions: 9-10:30, 10:30-12, or 12-1:30. Interested teachers should register online at Manufacturing Day 2017 registration

For more information:
Mary Beth Laychak, Outreach Program Manager
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela, HI 96743
Tel: (808) 885-3121

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ServSafe Certification 2017

Servsafe instructors will be traveling to Neighbor Islands in October to conduct training in two ServSafe courses. Culinary teachers are encouraged to attend and become certified one of the following:

  • ServSafe Food Manager’s course – 6 hour course @ $199.00 + licensing fee
  • ServSafe Food Handler’s course – 2 hour course – FREE

Food Safety Training Hawaii Final Oct 2017
If interested in the above ServSafe offerings, contact Julie Matej directly (Tel: 808- 369-9794 or 877-227-5212; email: julie.matej@atrainingcompany.com) Let her know that you are a DOE teacher.

Additionally, the State Department Health is offering two FREE two-day workshops on Oahu. State of Hawaii Department of Health Food Safety Training
For more information and details: Dennis Loo (Oahu) at (808)859-0264, or John Nakashima (Islands of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii) at (808)933-0931.

  • Food Safety Manager Workshop
  • Food Safety Handler Workshop

Benefits of either ServSafe or DoH workshops:

  1. Trained teachers can teach students to prepare them for ServSafe licensure ($50 exam fee per student)
  2. potentially free credits at Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary program
  3. resume enhancement for students working or planning on working in Hawaii’s food & beverage establishments

CTE funds cannot be used for industry certification! Check with your school administration for availability of WSF funding.

General questions?
Patricia Beardeaux, Career & Technical Education Resource Teacher
email: Patricia_Beardeaux@notes.k12.hi.us Phone:  808-305-9707

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Online Learning Academy for Math

Help with math is available!

“As summer ends and students start getting ready to tackle their Fall courses, we thought it might be a great time to remind you about one of the proven resources that is available to help them succeed.
UH Manoa Online Learning Academy
The UH Manoa Online Learning Academy has been serving Hawaii’s students for over ten years, with nearly 1.5 million minutes of math, science, and English tutoring. Here is how we can help you:

For Students
OLA tutoring is a perfect fit for the typically busy student who is busy working and trying to attend classes and often doesn’t have time to get help during limited instructor office hours. OLA is available wherever you can access the internet with tutoring hours on evenings and weekends (except Sat) when students need homework help. Feel free to ask tutors any questions about college or their professional career pathways. And … tutoring is completely free!

For Teachers
Hundreds of Hawai’i educators have successfully incorporated OLA tutoring as an added support to allow students to get homework help after school and at home. Recently, OLA’s EdReady project initiative has been adopted by several high school early-college programs to help students prepare for and successfully complete college-level math. Waipahu High School’s early college STEM Olympians placed an astounding 97% of their 9th graders in college level math using EdReady. CTE teachers (Career and Technical Education) across the state are also beginning to adopt EdReady as an effective way to help students review and master key math and English content to prepare for careers.

For Parents
Our tutors are highly-qualified, local high school graduates who are currently students at UH Mānoa. All tutors are chosen for their high academic standards, leadership, prior teaching experience, and they undergo an extensive background check before employment. Tutoring is convenient, online, and completely free!

Fast Facts about the free online program
Case Study of Waipahu High’s Program a nationally-published NROC case study that documents the highly successful Waipahu 9th grade STEM Olympians who used EdReady OLA tutoring to place 9th graders in college level math at an astounding 97%.”

Questions about OLA? Want further information? or Want them to come out to your school? Call 808-956-3714 or email ola@hawaii.edu.

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