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Hawaii State LifeSmarts Competition
Welcome to the State of Hawaii LifeSmarts Program. LifeSmarts, the Ultimate Consumer Challenge, is a FREE consumer education competition open to teens in grades 6-12. The competition tests students on their knowledge of Personal Finance, Health and Safety, Environment, Technology / Workforce Preparation, and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. The competition is open to all public, private, home, charter and alternative schools statewide. Teams of 4-5 members take online exams in each category. Top four teams in the State go on to compete at the Hawaii State LifeSmarts competition in February. The winning team goes on to represent Hawaii at the National Lifesmarts competition in April. Waipahu High School sent two teams to the National LifeSmarts competition for the 2020 and 2021 school year. Waipahu Team 2021- Harvey Picar (captain), Vianne Acdal, Marvin Arevalo, Jan Apolto, and Destiny Shishido. Waipahu Team 2020- Reyan Lee (Captain), Sagan Kurose, Grace Chinen, Elizabeth Talioaga, and Ashley Valois. Public, private, home, charter and alternative schools, statewide, are welcome to register as well as clubs and youth organizations. Schools may enter more than one coach and coaches may enter more than one team.
IET students shine at CTSO Convention!
Waipahu Robotics Team on to States!!!
Congratulations to team 2477X, the Marauder Rascals, for finishing first at the 2019 Crusader VEX Tournament! After three 2nd place finishes in a row, 2477X and their alliance team 2437B, Lancer Robotics, pushed through the competition to take their place as tournament champions. This competition win qualifies our team to participate in the upcoming Hawaii VEX State Championship in Hilo this January. The team also took home the Design Award for their effective and efficient robot design.
* Tournament champions; team 2477X’s drive team and their alliance partners. Neriz Galacgac, Kyle Calucag, and Joanna Del Rosario.
* Team 2477X posing with their Design Award. Andrew Narciso, Kyle Calucag, Neriz Galacgac, and Joanna Del Rosario.
IET Metal Working Technology Students Tour Honolulu Community College Campus to Gain Knowledge of Post-Secondary Options
On Friday, September 27, Metal Working Technology students from the Academy of Industrial and Engineering Technology, spent the morning touring possible post-secondary options available from Honolulu Community College (HCC). The students primarily focused on HCC’s Sheet Metal, Welding, and Carpentry Programs. At the conclusion of the tour, the students gained a better understanding of these programs and opportunities HCC offers.
Looking at the Sheet Metal Program, students learned that a one-year Certificate of Achievement can lead to entry into the Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Training, where entry level apprentices earn about twenty dollars per hour. Upon completion of the apprenticeship training, which takes about five years, a journeyman sheet metal worker takes home a total package, including benefits, about seventy dollars per hour.
Students interested in the Welding Program can earn an Associates in Applied Science Degree. They will learn the different welding processes: Gas Welding and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Plasma Cutting. Welding Technology students may gain employment with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Ironworkers, or Pipefitters Union.
HCC’s Carpentry Program also offers an Associates in Applied Science Degree. This program teaches students skills in building and construction pertaining to foundation, framing, and finishing. Students also do community service such as replacing the flooring or roofing of a kupuna’s house. Upon completion of the Carpentry Program, students can choose to enter the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund.
Senior, Directed Studies Metal Working Technology Student, Joshua Ponce expressed; “The Sheet Metal Program interests me because it only takes a year to finish. You can start working after that. I want to learn more about the Sheet Metal Program. The pay also seems good.”
Second year Metal Working Technology Student, Junior, Jonathan Espiritu noted; “I actually like both sheet metal and welding, because working with metal and making projects with metal is fun and interesting. I'm thinking about getting into HCC for welding because I enjoy welding a lot.” Jonathan also added; “Going to the HCC field trip was a good experience. I didn’t know that college was a big deal until I actually listened to the instructors explain what they do and teach.”
Tiny House Challenge
Congratulations to Waipahu High School Academy of Industrial & Engineering Technology's Tiny House! The winner of the Judges’ Choice award and the winner of the popular vote on SSFM's Facebook Poll! Waipahu will receive $1,000 from SSFM and $200 from Battery Bill's LLC. The design challenge is to develop a plan for a typical 8’ x 20’ tiny house (sized to fit on a trailer), and construct the houses as half-scale models (4’x 10’).