Kahului, HI — October 27, 2014 — Interested in moving your career forward, exploring a different field, or earning an academic degree or short-term certificate? If you’re a Maui County resident and answered yes to any of those questions, the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at the University of Hawai`i Maui College is a great place to start. For a limited time, the EOC is offering free copies of 100 Things Every Adult College Student Needs to Know, a comprehensive overview of the steps needed to start your academic journey.
“We’re getting into the full-swing of college fair season for high school seniors, but we want everyone to realize that the EOC is here to support adult students too,” said Mona Stevenson, EOC representative. “A lot of times parents deferred their own dream to provide for their family, and many Maui County residents are holding down more than one job just to make ends meet. But there are many high-wage, rewarding careers here in Maui if you have the qualifications and skills.”
According to the “55 by ‘25” campaign, by 2020, 70 percent of jobs in Hawai‘i will require some college. And if that isn’t reason enough, on average college graduates earn $1 million more over their lifetime than those who don’t graduate.
“The EOC can help with advising, filling out applications and financial aid paperwork, and finding scholarships for any school, not just UH Maui College,” added Stevenson. “It’s a great, free resource for our community.”
EOC is a federally-funded college admissions program that helps Maui County adults and college-ready high school seniors get into college on Maui or elsewhere. Services are free and include college admissions advising and help finding money for college through federal financial aid and […]