Carpentry program head talks safety

Dean Crowell of HCC’s  Carpentry Technology program was interviewed by KHON2 this week  regarding safety training.

Reacting a story about unsafe working conditions at a job site in town, Crowell told the station that the school emphasizes safety right from the start of its programs.

“We always have this saying, ‘Don’t get hurt, be alert,’” said Dean Crowell, assistant professor at Honolulu Community College. “Teach them how to handle tools, electrical tools, hand tools properly, and just work site safety, keeping it clean. A clean work site is an efficient and productive work site.”

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Win a trip!




TOKYO, Japan & TORONTO, Canada, Oct. 23rd 2015

Kartograff is the world’s first adventure travel contest platform – we’re like a photo contest, but on steroids, and our prizes are awesome, game-changing, life-affirming real world global adventures paid in full. If you’re an adventurer, photographer, experience junkie, writer, blogger, armchair anthropologist or just love traveling, Kartograff is for you. Here’s how it works:

1. We curate unique adventures & experiences and upload them as adventure contests.
2. Members sign up for these limited-space contests by uploading their Pitch, which is very similar to a blog or Facebook post. Pitches are compelling stories, and are meant to show the world that you deserve to win.
3. During the timed, weeklong contest period Kartograff members upvote, downvote and comment upon contest Pitches with the winner determined by most upvotes, least downvotes, and best commentary. Our goal is to reward great storytellers with a conscientious mindset.
4. The winner enjoys their adventure, and has the option of producing a short “documentary” of their trip, which we’ll host on, bringing the process full circle.

Right now we’re running a Beta Test with a cash prize, but will launch a proper Adventure Contest (to Japan!) soon after. All of our contests are limited space affairs, and perfect for students, who we feel have the most to gain from winning a kick-ass adventure.


Kartograff was conceived by two adventure travel enthusiasts, friends from childhood, living on opposite sides of the world, who are looking to bridge the gap between online gaming and real-life experience. We want our winners to put their phones down, get out of their comfort zone, and truly experience the unique cultures & places the world has to offer. Be you, be vibrant, love life!

For further information, questions or interviews, please contact Mr. Christian Forestell, Founder & Creative Director.

Christian Forestell
KARTOGRAFF, Tokyo, Japan
Founder, Creative Director

Professor escapes falling can of tea

An HCC professor narrowly escaped injury Tuesday when someone threw a full beverage can from a high floor of Building 7, security officials say.
The incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. when the  can of Arizona Tea narrowly missed the professor walking to his class in Building 7.
Security officials do not know if the professor was intentionally targeted or if it was an accident, but they are asking faculty, staff and students to contact campus security at 284-1270 if they witnessed the incident or know what occurred.


PTK induction ceremony Wednesday

th-3Induction ceremonies for new members of Honolulu CC’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society will be held from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Norman W. H. Loui Conference Center, Bldg. 2.
The public is invited to   join  in honoring these students on their achievement of this major milestone in their academic/career journeys.