Students compete for honors, awards at CTE events


The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program hosted its two signature events of the year with students displaying their knowledge and skills in the various pathways and programs of study. Here are the results.

​​​​CTE Showcase

The 2015 CTE Showcase was held on March 24, 2015 at the Hawaii Convention Center in conjunction with the 2015 Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. Thank you to the Hawaii Technology Education Association for their assistance with the set-up and judging of the student projects. Congratulations to all students and teachers who participated, as well as the winners in each division. The following students received the “Best In Division” recognition for their projects.

Student Name
Architectural, Group CKriznha BayudanLahainaluna HighMr. Michael Sado
Electronics, Group AAriel Dela PenaWaipahu HighMr. Paul Hidano
Graphic Communications, Group CAbigail CalaraWaianae HighMr. Michael O'Connor
Industrial Crafts, Group ACaliana FortinKawananakoa MiddleMr. Wendell Chang
Lamps, Group ARachelle AgustinWaipahu IntermediateMr. Jasen Dela Cuadra
Mechanical Drawing, Group CMichelle Cherish LeanoWaipahu HighMs. Corena Talioaga
Metals, Group BLovejoy TuliaoWaipahu HighMr. Randy Sabado
Research & Development,
Group C
Jade Carion,
Janet Perkins,
Kamalani Poepoe
Waianae HighMr. Michael O'Connor
Woods, Group AD. K.Olomana SchoolMr. Del Onaga

CTE Performance-Based Assessment Challenge

Hawaii's unique CTE Performance-Based Assessments (PBA) evaluate students' ability to apply the academic and technical skills and knowledge they have learned in their CTE Programs of Study. The PBA includes three components:

  • research paper,
  • written online assessment, and
  • a challenge from a local or national business or organization asking students to develop a solution, strategy, and/or product to solve a problem facing the business or organization.

This year's challenge was hosted at the Sheraton Waikiki in early April. Students who achieved the highest proficiency ratings earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each pathway. Here is a list of winners.

This year marked the first time the CTE program offered a video challenge to answer the question, "What does CTE mean to you?" The winner from Molokai High School can be viewed below. Congratulations!


About Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education is an educational structure that allows students the opportunity to explore and learn through the practical application of academic and technical skills and knowledge. The support and involvement of business and industry in CTE is critical to the preparation of tomorrow's skilled workforce. Learn more.

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Phone: 808-586-3232


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