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UH social work program info sessions Oct. 17 in Hilo

Informational sessions are scheduled in Hilo on Wednesday, Oct. 17, by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Distance Education Masters of Social Work Program.

The program allows Neighbor Island students to collaborate and get hands-on training and experience in the challenges that rural social workers face, according to a news release.

The master’s program is available through distance education technology to Neighbor Island residents while they stay in their communities. Classes are delivered via interactive television, computer based delivery, face-to-face onsite and hybrid or a combination of approaches.

Representatives from the school will be presenting the informational sessions to discuss the program and answer any questions. Anyone is welcome to attend; no RSVP is necessary. The sessions will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center at 919 Ululani St. and between 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the UH-Hilo Kanaka‘ole Hall 107 at 200 W. Kawili St.

For more information, contact the MSW Distance Education Office at (808) 956-9470 or via email at or go to the program’s website,


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