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Free ‘Adults in Transition’ workshop (March 24)


Big Island adults are invited to a free ‘Adults in Transition’ workshop 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The workshop will be at Waimea’s Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School.

Adults in Transition is made possible through the University of Hawaii Center, West Hawaii (UHCWH) and will provide information about careers and college access.

The one-day free seminar will be followed by a series of evening workshops to assist adult learners to brush up their English and math skills in preparation for the placement test; a discussion about online learning; and additional individual assistance in applying for financial aid presented by UHCWH and Hawaii Community College faculty and staff.

A free summer school class is being planned to further assist adult learners in entering college in the fall.

“Both the North Hawaii Education Research Center in Honokaa and UHCWH-Hawaii Community College are additional options for residents in the area to continue their college education in person,” said Beth Sanders, Interim Director UHCWH. “And while there are also online opportunities, attending the March 24 workshops in person is an excellent opportunity and first step for anyone considering entering or returning to college.”

Workshop topics include Dealing with Change; Entrepreneurship for You?; FAFSA (Financial Aid); You Can!; and College Mechanics.

For further information, call 322-4858 or email

Kanu o ka Aina literally means plants of the land and figuratively refers to natives of the land from generations back. Incorporated in 2000 as a Native Hawaiian non-profit, Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana (KALO) provides viable choices in education, which empower Hawaiian learners of all ages to remain natives of the Hawaiian Islands inhabited by our people for more than 2,000 years.

KALO’s womb-to-tomb programs constitute a dynamic intergenerational family of learners comprised of educators, students, parents, extended families, community supporters and partnering organizations dedicated to the perpetuation of Hawaii’s native language, culture and traditions.

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