Kealahoʻimai - Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Through a partnership with Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Maui's Native Hawaiian Health Care System, the Kealaho'imai program supports cohorts of students enrolled in the following health and wellness programs at UH Maui College:

  • Massage Therapy Licensing (ELWD)
  • Personal Trainer Certification (ELWD)
  • Nurse Aide Certification (ELWD)
  • Dental Assisting Certificate (ELWD)
  • Community Health Worker Certificate (HSER)
  • Substance Abuse Counselor I & II Certificates (HSER)

Eligible participants receive financial support through sponsorship of tuition, textbooks, supplies, and credentialing exam fees, in addition to individualized assistance with navigating education, internship, job, and community resources and opportunities.

Application Contact: Crystal Lagazo, Kealaho'imai Navigator,, (808) 984-3606

Program Contact: Marisa Watanabe, Kealaho'imai Project Director,, (808) 984-3216