Kānehūnāmoku Maritime Vocational Training Program

Now taking applications for Hālau Holomoana!


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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, September 25th 2013

LINK TO APPLICATION: Hālau Holomoana – FINAL Application

Mana Maolis’ Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy is beginning a new project, E Mau Ka Holomoana.  The purpose of this project is to pilot a Hawaiian culture/waʻa based maritime vocational training program for high school juniors and seniors.  Based on our learning from grand master navigator Mau Piailug and the ʻohana of waʻa, we hope this program will inspire young Hawaiians to enter the maritime industry, to provide them with the skills necessary to enter confidently into 2 and 4 year academies, as well as expose them to the local opportunities in Hawaii’s maritime industry and educational pathways at HCC’s Marine Education Training Center.

This pilot program will work with 12-14 trainees over one year, with a total of 30 instructional and sailing days; 10 days during the fall and spring intersessions (or over the course of several weekends throughout the year) and 4 weeks in the summer.  The culminating experience will be a 10-day deep-sea voyage aboard the Makani ʻOlu in which students will practice their skills including non-instrument wayfinding.  Training will include FA/CPR, water safety, boating and seamanship skills, small boat handling, training on Kānehūnāmoku, coastal and non-instrumental navigation, Hawaiian culture and protocol, with field trips to maritime industry related sites like METC, Hōkūleʻa, Matson Navigation, and Hawaii Tug and Barge.

For more information please contact info@kanehunamoku.org