2 Year Apprenticeship • June 9, 2020 - May 2022
To educate and cultivate the next generation of people committed to living the values and practices of a once sustainable island food system.
A unique collaborative opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and earn a summer stipend while starting their college career at Windward Community College.
Hoʻokuaʻāina is partnering with Windward Community College to offer a unique program for students interested in ʻāina based work, gaining hands-on experience, carrying on cultural practices and traditions, and creating sustainable ahupuaʻa systems once again in Hawaii. In addition to learning the skills and ethics of cultivating kalo and other foods in the loʻi at Kapalai, participants will spend the summer immersed in the stewardship of various wahi pana in the Koʻolaupoko region such as loko iʻa, loʻi kalo, stream restoration, forest management, while being supported to begin their college career. Upon completion of summer requirements, students will be invited to be a part of the 2-year college degree and certification program.
Graduating high school seniors, students attending early college courses, or students already enrolled at WCC, interested in pursuing career experience and higher education learning about traditional Hawaiian and contemporary community-based ahupuaʻa systems and practices.
Upon successful completion of all apprenticeship requirements, participants will receive a $1200 stipend per session, tuition for college, and entry into the 2-year apprenticeship at Hoʻokuaʻāina while pursuing their degree and certificate at WCC.
|KEY APPLICATION Tasks||Due Date|
|ASA Program Application Opens||Friday, March 27, 2020|
|ASA Program Application Deadline||Friday, May 15, 2020|
|Last Day to Interview||Friday, May 22, 2020|
|Confirmation of Acceptance into Program||Friday, May 22, 2020|
|Complete WCC Online Application||ASAP|
|Complete Financial Aid Application and FAFSA||ASAP|
|Pre-Advising at WCC||TBD|
|First Day of Instruction at WCC||TBD|
|First Day at Hoʻokuaʻāina, Parent and Participant Orientation (required)||Tuesday, June 9, 2020|
|Last Day of Summer Session at Hoʻokuaʻāina||Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020|
|First Day of Fall Session at Hoʻokuaʻāina||Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020|