Joseph McIlhenney, a student in Honolulu Community College’s Occupational Safety Environmental Managent program (OESM), is one of more than 800 students who will receive their certificates and degrees.
“I will graduate in May 2014, and receive an Associate’s Degree with OESM as my major,” he said. “I have completed an intern position at Federal OSHA, and received a letter of recommendation from the OSHA director that will assist in getting safety jobs elsewhere. The OESM Professor sends job notifications to the OESM students that i have applied for, and now I have a position as an Intern at Nordic PCL Construction.”
McIlhenny credited OESM professors for helping to ensure the students know what is being taught, and how to apply the knowledge to safety.
“The OESM degree is truly a way to get a job in safety,” he said.
A reminder: Commencement exercises are at 5:30 p.m. May 16 at the Waikiki Shell