December 26, 2010
By CLYDE SAKAMOTO
For 4,367 students this fall, the University of Hawaii Maui College lays a foundation of academics, technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and other learning outcomes that represent “education.” But the college’s role in Maui County also involves a mission of work-force readiness – awarding degrees and certificates to graduates who are prepared to function as employees and entrepreneurs.
In helping to fine-tune the students’ skills and knowledge, the Cooperative Education and Workforce Readiness Center will morph to include graduate employment services. This combination of career shadowing, co-op placement and internship services will leverage student degrees to prepare graduates to compete in the job market. They will reinforce the essentials of adding value to any business, agency or organization that they may seek.
Contributed by Maui News Clyde Sakamoto
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