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Kūlia i ka nuʻu

“Strive for the Highest.”
– Queen Kapi‘olani

E komo mai!

We are Kapiʻolani Community College. Our school is known as an innovative center of opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Kapiʻolani CC is a living laboratory in which to learn and create in this evolving, living world. Come take a look at all we have to offer. You will always feel that you belong here. Aloha!

Learn about changes to the FAFSA process

The FAFSA Simplification Act brings substantial changes to federal student aid, including the FAFSA form and related procedures. Though some changes started in 2021-2022, full implementation is set for the 2024-2025 academic year. The aim is to simplify the application process for students and families

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Kapi‘olani Community College is located on the beautiful slopes of Diamond Head crater, built to thrive in unison with its graceful, natural surroundings. Join us for a virtual tour of Kapi‘olani Community College.

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Interested in Esports? 🎮

We are offering FREE COURSES to help jumpstart your career into the esports industry thru our Good Jobs HI program!

Enroll today! Learn more at link in bio. #goodjobshi
A group from Kapiʻolani CC, Hawaiʻi Community College, UH Hilo, and UH Maui College, including two chancellors, interacted over a week with the four tribes from the Wabanaki Alliance—the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet/Wolastoqey, and Mikʻmaq tribes. 

Read more about the visit and the Hawai‘i Pāmaomao initiative. 🔗 Link in bio

📸 1: Kapiʻolani CC contingent with braided sweetgrass, Maliseet/Wolasteqewiyik Nation, Littleton, Maine, from left: Department Chair Lisa Kanae, Department Chair Grant Itomitsu, Financial Aid Manager Jennifer Bradley, Chancellor Misaki Takabayashi

📸 2: Preparing white ash bark for basket-making, Near the Meduxnekeag River, Maliseet/Wolasteqewiyik Nation, Littleton, Maine, Ākeamakamae Kiyuna (Hawaiʻi CC)

📸 3: Ahuʻula, feather cloak, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
🌟 Exciting News! 🌟 

This week we announced a groundbreaking collaboration between the Culinary Institute of the Pacific (CIP) and the renowned Culinary Institute of America (CIA) during a formal press conference co-hosted by the Hawai‘i Ag & Culinary Alliance.

The CIP x CIA collaboration is set to revolutionize workforce development in Hawai‘i’s culinary and hospitality industries.

Chef Roy Yamaguchi, director of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific shared, “We are excited to collaborate with CIA to create a workforce development program uniquely rooted in our cuisine and culture, ensuring the talent pipeline in the islands remains robust for years to come.”

Kicking off on September 16, the CIP x CIA program offers specialized 5-day culinary intensives, focusing on Hawai‘i-sourced ingredients and contemporary techniques, beginning with ʻĀina-based Mediterranean Cooking and Pacific Rim Plant Forward Cooking. Participants will earn certificates from both CIA and CIP.

CIA president-elect Michiel Bakker emphasized the significance of this collaboration: “Our collaboration with CIP represents a significant investment in Hawai‘i’s culinary future and demonstrates our commitment to building upon the college’s legacy, reputation, and alumni network here in the Pacific.”

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority will provide full tuition scholarships for 32 industry professionals to join the first two cohorts in September. 

To apply and for more info, see link in bio or visit

#CulinaryInstituteOfThePacific #CulinaryInstituteOfAmerica #CulinaryEducation #WorkforceDevelopment #HawaiiCulinary #CIPxCIA

📸 Photos of the reception following the announcement, featuring renowned chef alumni from both institutions.
Over $5 million is available with the Hawai‘i Promise Scholarship, designed to help Hawai‘i residents attend the @uhcommunitycolleges

With this money, it’s our promise that cost will not be a barrier to your education.

Your future starts here! 🔗 - link in bio for more info.
Ho‘omaika‘i @newmediaartskcc and @nma_animation! 🏆🎉💯

This year, at the annual Pele Awards on May 4th, Kapiʻolani CC New Media Arts students won 14 out of 18 Pele awards (7 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze). 🏆 @nma_animation @newmediaartskcc 

🥇The Best of Show award went to Kapiʻolani CC student Cat Daniels Riveros for her “Voyage Tea” illustration design campaign. Cat also received a $2,500 cash scholarship from the NMG Network and Eleven 17 Creative scholarship program. (Shown in 📸#2)

🏅Kapiʻolani CC student Leighna-Ann Lariosa was awarded the Special Judge’s Award for her “Hou Pressed” brand identity design campaign.

Complete list of winners, designs, and more at link in bio or at https//
Ernie Lau from the @bwshonolulu will be speaking at Kapi’olani Community College

June 18, 2024 @ 9am
Please use the QR code or link in bio and RSVP for this event.

 Dr. Kelli Nakamura will host Ernie Lau as part of the IDEAS Summer Institute. Ernie Lau will discuss the impacts of militarization of Hawai‘i on our water supply in light of the Red Hill disaster. 

This event is open to the public. 

#LaunchIDEASabroad, #ExchangeOurWorld, #StudyAbroad
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