Your goals for education, career, and life are grounded in learning. Your clarity and passion regarding your goals reflect your learning and experiences. You have learned what you care about, what gets you excited, and what will keep you interested... especially with competing distractions and settings. Our College, faculty and staff are committed to helping you acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will help you realize you aspirations. Your openness, effort, and perseverance will be keys to fulfilling your ultimate aims.
If you are not clear about your goals, identifying them is "JOB #1!" Our counselors and faculty on campus are available to help clarify your interests, needs and dreams. They also schedule regular visits to our education centers on Molaka'i, Lana'i and in Hana, Kihei and Lahaina. Please contact them to arrange an appointment to discuss your career and course selection. To help you select your academic direction, you may want to explore experiences that resemble your potential career choice. Service learning, cooperative education and internships will expose you to the expectations, colleagues and environments in the places where you might be curious about working one day.
Getting excited about your learning will be easy if you keep your career vision before you and begin acquiring the knowledge and skills that will fulfill your aspirations. Creativity, critical thinking, written and oral communication, information retrieval, and quantitative reasoning represent learning outcomes that all of us at the College agree are important for you and off of our graduates. Through programs, courses, labs, and services, our faculty and staff will help you learn these competencies. Your primary responsibility is to open yourself to learning, complete assignments, actively participate in the discovery and acquisitions of your skills, ask questions and get excited about your future.
We welcome you into a lifelong global learning community. You'll learn not only in the classroom, but also online and through cable and interactive television and streaming video, joining students from other parts of Maui County, Hawai'i, the mainland, and the world.
I look forward to seeing you on campus. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Clyde M. Sakamoto, EdD