Career & Technical Education (CTE) Expo

February 22 - 23, 2024 at Kapi‘olani Community College
An I love Kapi‘olani CC community event.In collaboration with PhotoCON

Kapiʻolani Community College, in collaboration with PhotoCON Hawaiʻi,
will host a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Expo on 
February 22 and 23, in celebration of National CTE Month.

 The CTE Expo and PhotoCON Hawaiʻi provide a comprehensive platform for students to explore potential career paths and connect with industry experts.

All University of Hawaiʻi students, faculty, and staff will have complimentary access to PhotoCON Hawaiʻi’s enriching workshops, exhibits, photo walks, and speaking engagements. Use your @hawaii.edu email address to register through PhotoCON Hawaiʻi online registration.

Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 22

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

  • Welcome Protocol and Light Refreshments @ Makahiapo, campus great lawn

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) Exhibit @ ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria
    • Accounting Program
    • Continuing Education and Workforce Development
    • Hospitality and Tourism Program
    • Information Technology (IT)
    • New Media Arts Program
    • Paralegal Program
    • Respiratory Care Program
    • Short-term Healthcare Training Programs
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTECH)
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Nursing Program
    • Massage Therapy Demonstration
    • Dental Assisting Program

PhotoCON Hawaiʻi Schedule >>

Friday, Feb. 23

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

  • Hawaiʻi High School Students Tour and Lunch
  • Demonstration of CTE Programs @ Makahiapo, campus great lawn
    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS), ambulance
    • Culinary Program
    • Information Technology (IT), robotics
    • Exhibition in ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) Exhibit @ ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria
    • Accounting Program
    • Continuing Education and Workforce Development
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • 
Information Technology (IT)
    • New Media Arts Program
    • Paralegal Program
    • Respiratory Care Program
    • Short-term Healthcare Training Programs
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTECH)
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Nursing Program
    • Massage Therapy Demonstration
    • Dental Assisting Program

PhotoCON Hawaiʻi Schedule >>

Saturday, Feb. 24

Voyage of Discovery
Hospitality Leadership Forum

Thursday, Feb. 22, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
ʻŌhiʻa Building, Foyer and Auditorium 118

Made Possible by the Generous Endowment of the
Kitaro Watanabe Training Series

Miyuki Clancey

Miyuki Clancey

Flight Attendant - Hawaiian Airlines

“The support from both Kumu Rosalie and Mr. Kozue gave me the confidence and motivation to achieve my dream of becoming a Flight Attendant for Hawaiian Airlines.”

Noriko Bergstrom

Noriko Bergstrom

Flight Attendant - Hawaiian Airlines

“My greatest memory of Kapi‘olani CC is learning about sustainability and caring for our land and participating in a beach clean up volunteer activity.  The priority of sustainability remains in my mind all the time.”

Jasmine Tamanaha

Jasmine Tamanaha

Sales Account Executive - Hawaiian Airlines

“Hookipa night was a night to remember because it was the first time I got to serve & network with industry folks. Truly helped me understand just how important hard work & relationships in this industry are.”

Jacki Slaton

Jacki Slaton

Guest Service Manager - Sheraton Waikīkī Beach Resort

“I highly recommend the APC program for those of you who are interested in receiving your four-year degree because it is an easy transfer and there are no other schools that offer courses like these.”

Wade Takano

Wade Takano

Front Office Manager - Wayfinder Waikiki

“I can’t thank the professors and staff at Kapi‘olani CC enough for all the knowledge and experience they have shared to mold me into the professional I am today.”

Sisilia Poʻoi

Sisilia Poʻoi

Event Manager - Hawaiʻi Convention Center / ASM Global

“There are so many memories to choose from I guess my favorite was being able to serve as the BOSA (Board of Student Activities) President from 2020 – 2021.  This opportunity allowed me to give back to a school that gave me a second chance at my education.”

12:00 Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Welcome Reception (RSVP required for light lunch)
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Forum
1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Networking

Soon your college journey will be over and it will be time to work!  Oh my, what to do next?  Join us for a Forum featuring a panel of Hospitality & Tourism Education Graduates who will share their insights, career opportunities, and survival tips.  Be inspired by industry leaders in hospitality and tourism!

The Forum is open seating.  The Welcome Reception requires an RSVP by Feb. 17th (light lunch)

Sponsorship

Mahalo for the generous support of Career and Technical Education and empowering youths with the knowledge needed for college and career readiness, we thank our Kapi‘olani CC CTE Expo and PhotoCON Hawaiʻi philanthropic sponsors and donors.

Honolulu Coffee

Kitaro Watanabe Lecture Series Endowed Fund

Marshall S. & Monica S. Adorno Endowed Fund for Accountancy

Ms. Jill Abbott

Make a generous contribution to The Career and Technical Education Fund