The program has two concentrations, one in commercial professional pilot training and another in commercial aerial information technology (drone technology)—both are projected workforce needs in the state.
The UH System and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaiʻi’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on commercial opportunities available worldwide.
Among services offered through the Career Development Program are mock interviews and resume development. Once a student meets with the one of the counselors at the center, advice might include recommendations on altering the students’ course load or interning at local businesses.
Horticultural researchers Chantal Vos and Norman Arancon highly recommended soil testing to determine if current fertilization practices are sustainable and can maintain the production of sweet potato tubers.
A record turnout of 42 employers and hundreds of students made the day a great success.
The universities will share academic and research opportunities in maritime safety, security, and navigational technologies, and marine, maritime and environmental management.
Leading one of 32 projects across the country funded by a NOAA grant to boost aquaculture, UH Hilo aquaculturist Maria Haws will head the Hawai‘i effort to assess the feasibility of forming a cooperative or other employee-owned corporation.
Planners are working on a model for a sustainability certificate program that complements current campus curricula: 29 courses have been designated as focusing on sustainability, a couple of dozen more are under evaluation.
On the first Wednesday of each month during the semester, the fare for UH Hilo’s daily menu at the Campus Center Dining Room is 100 percent locally grown food.