Frequently Asked Questions
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
Who is eligible to participate?
Class of 2020 Hawai‘i public high school graduates
Is the class really free?
Generous sponsors of the Next Step: Career Exploration classes are: Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation, Hawai'i Community Foundation, Strada Education Network, and Stupski Foundation. Sponsors believe in the Class of 2020 and support their future plans.
Why should students do this?
The Next Step: Career Exploration classes are free! You will focus on your goals, explore your career options, plan your future steps, and develop skills to be successful in your future. It's an opportunity to experience an online college course, and meet other Class of 2020 grads.
Do these classes "count"?
Next Step: Career Exploration classes are UH Community College classes for credit. Participating students may earn between 1-6 college credits, which can usually be used to meet elective requirements for a degree. Grades for these classes will be included in students’ UH transcripts and calculated as part of students’ grade point averages.
Which class will I take?
Next Step: Career Exploration classes will be offered online in different career areas and with different schedules. Classes feature different start dates and lengths. Students will be matched with a class based on the information that they provided when they signed up.
When do classes start?
Next Steps: Career Explorations classes have four start dates: May 26, June 8, June 22, and July 6.