C3T Hawai'i is a $24.6 million dollar grant awarded to the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges (UHCC) through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The grant will fuel the development of education and training curriculum and student academic/career coaching, which targets certificate and degree programs specific to the needs of agriculture, energy and health industries. These industry-focused, employer driven programs are designed to increase college completion rates and provide job opportunities to the C3T participants. The grant period is from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2014.
C3T Hawai'i Round 4 is a consortium grant led by UH Maui with Kapi'olani CC, Honolulu CC, Leeward CC, and Kaua'i CC. The new cyber security component received 2 million dollars for 3 years of implementation. It kicked off in January 2015. We will be implementing 4 NetLab+ appliances (www.netdevgroup.com) for Kapi'olani CC, Leeward CC, Honolulu CC and Kaua'i CC. Kaua'i CC's appliance will be primarily for teaching CISCO routing. The others will focus on teaching Cyber Security. All of these will be accessible by any student within UHCC system. The NetLab+ appliance will allow us to create a multitude of virtual networks that students can practice securing and mitigating attacks with. Each campus has had faculty released this semester to develop course work for his/her own campus, but which must become accessible for all on creative commons: http://creativecommons.org/.
The program is built around four key components to form the foundation of the UHCC approach:
- Career Pathways
- Student Support Services
- Credit and Non-Credit Program Options
- Online Educational Resources