The HI State Legislature approved $3m for the Leeward Community College-Wai`anae (LCCW) Education Center in HB200. LCCW hopes to purchase the TyCom building next to Maili Elementary School as their long-awaited, larger new home.
LCCW has been renting a small space near Wai`anae Mall, and has far outgrown this area.
Leeward Community College-Wai`anae, established in 1972 as part of Leeward Community College, collaborates with several Community Partners, such as MA`O Farms Youth Leadership Program and Community Supported Agriculture, Wai`anae Health Academy, and Ka Lama Education Academy.
LCC-W offers a variety of first and second year college credit classes in liberal arts, education, business, and career and technical areas. Students can complete an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree entirely at the Wai`anae campus. It offers the advantage of being close to home for Waianae Coast residents, with small class sizes, friendly and helpful staff, and caring, competent, and knowledgeable instructors and counselors.
For more information about Leeward Community College-Wai`anae, call 696-6378 or visit their website at www.lcc.hawaii.edu/lccw.