Feb 1, 2014

FREE...10-Key and Keyboarding Skills Class

One time only FREE....chance to take/perfect your 10-key Skills AND you Keyboarding Skills.

Through a grant from RDP we've been able to purchase 20 new calculators and will be offering a fee 10-Key Skills Class from Feb 11 - Mar 4 (Tues/Thurs) 4:30-6:30pm- OCET106.

AND  we also purchased Keyboarding site licenses to offer Keyboarding Skills class beginning Mar 10 - Apr 7 (Mon/Wed) 6:30-8:30pm-LRC124A.

You can take them both or just one.

REQUIRED:  You must attend the February 11th meeting to complete the grant required documents in order to get the classes for free.  Even if you are not attending the 10-Key class....you must complete the grant paperwork on Feb 11th.  

Even though it is free, registration is required and seating is limited.
We will offer this class again for a fee.

CALL NOW!  to register  245-8318.

Introduction to Wind Turbine and Electric Systems

In this class you will design and build a micro wind turbine system!! Only $35!! Saturdays, Feb 15 - May 3, 8am-1pm.  Call OCET to register. 245-8318

Introduction to Biodiesel

Are you interested in sustainable energy classes?  Introduction to Biodiesel is only $35! Tue/Thu, 5:30-8:30pm, March 6 - 18.  Call OCET to register! 245-8318

Jan 28, 2014

Kaua`i CC and National Tropical Botanical Garden Spring 2014 Lecture Series

Kaua`i CC and National Tropical Botanical Garden welcome faculty, staff, students and members of the Kaua`i community to its Spring 2014 lecture series. No-cost to attend.
- - - Sharing a common goal of quality education to change lives - - -
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:30 pm
Wendy Hollender - Botany into Art: Plants Through the Eyes of an Artist
New York-based artist, author, and illustrator Wendy Hollender will reveal how a botanical illustrator sees plants and captures them on paper. Join Wendy as she shares her artist’s perspective on plants and fl owers.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (start time: 5:30 p.m.)
Matt Keir - Back from the Brink: What Rare Plant Recovery Really Takes
Matt Keir, Rare Plant Program Manager for the O‘ahu Army Natural Resources Program, will discuss his work collecting, propagating, and outplanting some 50 endangered species found on or near Army training sites on O‘ahu.
All talks are at KCC Campus Center Cafeteria
  • For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact: Margaret Clark at (808) 332-7324 Ext 225 at least 10 days in advance.
  • Other questions? Contact Cammie Matsumoto (808) 245-8280
submitted by Cammie Matsumoto with Margaret Clark and Janet Leopold

Kaua`i CC Helps Make Farming a Dream Come True on Kaua`i

Are you interested in farming? Do you dream of being a full-time or part-time farmer or want to expand a garden hobby into a supplemental income-producing farm? To explore options and possibilities that will help turn your dream into a reality, Kaua`i CC invites members of the Garden Island community to its Free session launch, “Farm Dreams,” to be held February 4, 2014, from 5:30 pm in OCET 106 C/D. 

The program will feature talk-story time with seasoned successful island farmers: Jerry Ornellas of Jerry’s Farm; Tim O’Connor of Olana Farm; Lisa Fuller of One Song Farm, and Ned Whitlock of Moloa`a Organica`a Farm, who will each share their experience of how they got started, what is involved in farming, including challenges, opportunities, rewards, costs, benefits and the farming lifestyle as a farmer and farm worker. Steven Chiang, Director of Agribusiness Incubator Program and representative of GoFarm Hawai`i, will provide an overview of the GoFarm program initiative and how it relates to Agriculture in Hawai`i. Matt Stevenson, Assistant Extension Agent for UH Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), will chart CTAHR’s efforts to support farmers. Kathryn O`Brien, Kaua`i CC’s Sustainable Agriculture Instructor and Coordinator of GoFarm Hawai`i @ Kaua`i Community College, will provide an update of Kaua`i CC’s Agriculture programs and detailed information on upcoming GoFarm Kaua`i training to be held at the College in March and April. 

GoFarm Hawai`i is an initiative developed in collaboration with CTAHR and is aligned with the Ulupono Fund at the Hawai`i Community Foundation and Kamehameha Schools. On Kaua`i, efforts are being funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant that supports capacity-building at the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges to develop job-training programs and pathways into Associate Degree programs in the areas of Health Care, Energy and Agriculture. GoFarm Hawai`i's mission is to enhance Hawai`i’s food security and economy by increasing the number of local Agricultural producers by offering those with an interest in Agriculture a combination of knowledge, experience, and support to become viable production growers. 

“With the current growing trends of interest in personal and environmental sustainability, locally-produced food, and in cultivating a community that enjoys taking care of itself, there exists a prime opportunity to grow Hawai`i’s Agriculture industry by capitalizing on the recent groundswell of people interested in Agriculture as a career,” said O’Brien. Kaua`i CC welcomes the opportunity to help make dreams come true. 
And support only gets better. Due to Federal grant funding, tuition for a person to attend both training sessions in March and April is only $35.00.

Upcoming GoFarm Kaua`i trainings at Kaua`i CC:

AgXposure (February 22 – March 29, Saturday or Sunday)

  • Farm Tours and hands on learning experiences on sustainable farms
AgSchool (April 17 – August 2, Thursdays 6pm - 8pm and Saturdays 8am – Noon)
  • Comprehensive hands on education in all aspects of the business and science of sustainable farming on Kaua`i
For information, contact Kathryn O’Brien at 245-0129 or email kfobrien@hawaii.edu.
To register for AgXposure and AgSchool contact the Office of Continuing Education & Training: 245-8318, http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/training
Written collaboratively by Cammie Matsumoto with Kathryn O'Brien.