Maui Community College to host higher education international conference

2010 Postsecondary International Network Conference will bring global audience to Maui and Oahu

Maui College
Katie McMillan, (808) 250-4425
Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Maui Community College
Posted: Oct 22, 2009

KAHULUI, Maui, Hawaiʻi - Maui Community College has been selected to host the annual Postsecondary International Network (PIN) Conference taking place April 12-16, 2010, on Oʻahu and Maui. The conference, which attracts attendees from around the globe, will focus on “Leadership in Entrepreneurship: Optimizing Local Advantages and New Technology.”
Workshops and opportunities for dialogue will focus on creating sustainable revenue streams, adding value to student learning and community economies through collaboration, stimulating students and communities to create and/or strengthen new enterprises, and maximizing distance education technologies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour several University of Hawaiʻi campuses in addition to some of the most spectacular sites in Hawaiʻi, including Haleakala National Park.
Participation is open to all higher education institutions and the deadline for registration is December 31, 2009. See the PIN Conference website for a detailed schedule of events, attendance fees, important travel information and to register for the conference.
The Postsecondary International Network is an alliance of postsecondary institutions from around the world dedicated to the furtherance of international education.
Part of the University of Hawaiʻi System, Maui Community College is the only higher education institution on Maui, offering a bachelor's degree in Applied Business and Information Technology and, beginning in 2010, a BAS in Engineering Technology, as well as a variety of associate and certificate programs.
Maui CC was selected as the 2008 winner of the prestigious Bellwether Award in the category of workforce development. The college’s presentation at the Futures Assembly in Orlando, “Sink or SLIM: A Model to Promote Sustainable Change through Education, Partnerships, and Workforce Development,” highlighted the college’s numerous initiatives and partnerships that promote sustainability on the campus and in the community while preparing students for living wage careers.
The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Maui CC in 2009 with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Through service learning, nearly 100 students at the college participate in meaningful community service experiences that instill academic learning, personal growth and civic responsibility. Two programs launched by the college itself for which it received recognition include an after school tutoring program at the nearby Harbor Light Condominiums and a Spanish-English language exchange program. Maui CC students from a variety of majors provide mentoring and tutoring every week to more than 50 at-risk children who are residents of Harbor Lights. Through the Spanish-English language exchange program, students enrolled in Spanish language courses at the college offer English language tutoring to Hispanic residents who, in exchange, provide Spanish language tutoring to the students.

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