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Get tuition help to train for a resilient industry job at UH Community Colleges

By Staff | Jun 18, 2021

Hana Pathways offers training in skilled trades and technology. PHOTO BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

KAHULUI — Unemployed or underemployed Hawaii residents have an opportunity to get up to $2,000 in tuition assistance for short-term training at University of Hawaii Community Colleges that can lead to valuable industry credentials in healthcare, technology and skilled trades.

The training offered ranges from certified nurse assistant (CNA), pharmacy technician and medical reimbursement specialist in the healthcare sector; to CompTIA and Amazon web services certifications for IT-related jobs; and EPA 608 certification (for technicians who work on air conditioning systems) and pre-apprenticeship training for the skilled trades.

Students will also be offered college and career advising, referrals to support services and other financial assistance.

The Hana Career Pathways initiative supports Hawaii residents’ employment and the community’s economic recovery. UH expects to provide about 3,000 training opportunities over three years.

Prospective students are urged to visit the Hana Career Pathways website via uhcc.hawaii.edu to learn more and apply online.

To be eligible, you must be a Hawaii resident, currently not working or underemployed (may be working part-time and/or making less than $20/hour; priority will be given to applicants who are not working), and a U.S. citizen or status as a permanent resident alien of the U.S. (have a green card).

Candidates must submit an application to Hana Career Pathways.