Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Program

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Practice-Based Education

A collaborative partnership with Honolulu Community College’s Cooperative Education Program and Po‘i Nā Nalu. Each student completes a rigorous curriculum including a minimum of 75 hours of program related work experience, earn a minimum of 1 college credit and stipend. Students also engage in cultural enrichment opportunities and complete a series of career development workshops.


  1. Be enrolled in a related CTE program at HCC
  2. Enrolling in cooperative education for the FIRST time
  3. Completed at least two semesters in your declared CTE major
  4. Develop and locate an internship placement site with the Co-op coordinator and Po‘i Nā Nalu coordinator
  5. Be able to complete a minimum of 75 hours of related work experience during the summer
  6. Be able to complete the IS 103 co-requisite course
  7. Maintain positive work habits and an academic record that is always predictive of graduation
  8. Be able to complete and participate in all other required Po‘i Nā Nalu activities
  9. Be an active Po‘i Nā Nalu Participant


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Honolulu Community College
Po‘i Nā Nalu - NHCTEP
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Ph: 808-845-9176

E-mail: nanalu [at]