2011 ExecutivE Education & Career Advancement Guide
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You are your company's most valuable asset. However, part of your value includes your skill set and the ability to adapt to any situation. Whether you're looking to advance in your company, gain a competitive edge, carve out a new career path, or sharpen your skills, the distinguished institutions featured in this section offer you great opportunities.
Hawai'i's Next Hot Spot for economic growth and learning
Over the next decade, UH West O'ahu will contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Hawai'i's economy and thousands of jobs. Phase I of the new UH West O'ahu campus in Kapolei will result in 250 construction jobs and $116 million total construction expenditures. UH West O'ahu (UHWO) is also developing a 40-acre Science and Technology Park. The concept is to create a cluster of "smart" companies on one- to two-acre parcels of land, creating discrete company campuses. Companies will be innovators and leaders in their fields, with logical linkages to the academic programming at UHWO. This will create opportunities for real-world work experiences, internships, and future job growth.
UH West O‘ahu’s Science and Technology Park will provide
For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu/newcampus or call 454-4750.
"The new University of Hawai'i — West O'ahu campus and its thousands of students will provide economic opportunities for the entire region for decades to come."
CEO, First Hawaiian Bank
"Businesses, livelihoods and new economies for our State will see sustained benefits well into our future with the building of the new University of Hawai'i – West O'ahu campus."
Peter S. Ho
President, Bank of Hawaii
"Construction of the new University of Hawai'i – West O'ahu campus employs hundreds of workers from Hawai'i's skilled labor and brings enhanced educational opportunities to Leeward O'ahu."
Financial Secretary & Business Representative
Hawai'i Carpenters Union
The new UH West O’ahu Kapolei campus library/resource
University of Hawai'i – West O'ahu
Quality education, close to home
Since 1976, the University of Hawai'i – West O'ahu has served the people of Hawai'i and remains a dynamic and diverse place of learning and cultural enrichment. Formerly West O'ahu College, the university has evolved from a two-year baccalaureate institution to a four-year comprehensive University with academic programs that emphasize the exploration of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies. Founded in the liberal arts, UH West O'ahu is committed to quality teaching and an environment that fosters life-long learning.
The strength of the university comes from its dedicated faculty, staff and administration, working together to offer an intellectually challenging higher education experience in a supportive setting. The university boasts small class sizes, a low faculty-to-student ratio and the lowest bachelor's degree tuition in Hawai'i.
In today's ever-changing marketplace, demand for high-quality education programs for career advancement has never been greater. In addition to 26 bachelor's degree programs designed to meet workforce needs, UH West O'ahu offers certificates in
• health care administration
• insurance and risk management
• disaster preparedness and emergency management
• environmental studies
• applied forensic anthropology and
• substance abuse and addictions studies
The health care administration and disaster preparedness and emergency management certificates are offered as completely online classes making coursework even more accessible for working professionals. UH West O'ahu is at the forefront of distance learning programs with 20 percent of the student body taking courses entirely online. For more information on the university's certificates, bachelor's degrees and distance learning options, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, call (808) 454-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UH West O’ahu student enrollment is
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For nearly 30 years, UH West O'ahu has been located in portable buildings adjacent to Leeward Community College. The University marked a major milestone when it began construction of a state-of-the-art, permanent baccalaureate campus in the City of Kapolei last year. It is expected to open its doors to more than 2,000 students for classes in 2012. Incorporating the latest trends in environmental sustainability, the construction of the entire campus and adjacent business and retail community will span several years. When completed, UH West O'ahu will accommodate 7,600 students and 1,000 faculty and staff. For more information on the latest new campus developments, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu/newcampus.
The new UH West O'ahu Kapolei campus library/resource center will serve as a visual landmark and iconic symbol of the unversity for the surrounding community.
UH West O'ahu student enrollment is more than 1,600 via on-campus and distance learning programs.
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