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Career Training

In addition to academic training, Hawaii Job Corps provides career technical training in several vocational trades.

Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training. All students who enter in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, or Construction career technical training areas will train in a variety of green subject areas. These career areas are marked below with a green tree icon Green trade.

Note: Please see the Maui Job Corps Center's website for career technical training opportunities offered at our satellite campus in Makawao, Maui.

Automotive

In this program, you will learn how to properly use a variety of hand and power tools, work on transmissions, perform tune-ups, wheel balancing and repair, steering and suspension, brake adjustment and repair, engine overhaul and electrical system repair. Students will also learn how to read and understand charts, manuals, schematics, tables and graphs. Qualified trainees may be referred to advanced training at Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah.

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Business Office Technology

In this program, you will learn to utilize and integrate the latest business technologies, such as personal computers, fax machines, and multi-line telephones with voicemail technology, to assist in day-to-day office procedures. In addition, trainees learn verbal and non-verbal communication skills, Microsoft Office systems, keyboarding, 10-key by touch, and record keeping. Possible occupations for individuals trained in this vocation include, but are not limited to, call center representative, customer service representative, accounting clerk, and secretarial and general office clerk. In addition, trainees learn basic Internet applications, and may become Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certified.

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Culinary Arts

Completion of this program will introduce you to the exciting field of food service. Statistics show that in the next 10 years, the growth and demand for trained food service workers will far exceed the available labor force. In addition to learning all aspects of cooking skills, students will be required to work 12-weeks off center at a food service establishment. Outstanding students will also have the opportunity to further their education at Job Corps' advanced training program at Treasure Island Job Corps Center in San Francisco or to attend Kapiolani Community College's Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

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Facilities Maintenance

Instructed by the Home Builders Institute, you will learn carpentry, drywall, flooring and masonry skills needed to join a building maintenance crew or construction company. Trainees learn these skills doing work on center, through community service projects and work-based learning with a variety of local employers. Qualified trainees may be referred to local unions in Hawaii.

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Health Occupations/Certified Nursing Assistant

Trainees in this entry-level nurse assistant course work towards obtaining a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification. Students learn basic patient care, first aid, CPR, how to measure vital signs and how to manage diverse patients in a variety of health care settings. Individuals interested in this program must have a high school diploma or equivalent, pass a criminal background check and meet additional eligibility requirements. Trainees need to be 18 years old to take the CNA examination. This program is offered at the Waimanalo Campus three times a year.

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Landscaping

In this trade, you will learn how to care for a variety of turfs, plant propagation, irrigation systems and planning for drainage. Nurseries, hotels, farms, and golf courses are all employment possibilities for graduates of this trade.

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Medical Office Support

In this trade, you will learn skills to become a medical administrative assistant (MAA). MAA training prepares students to work in a variety of medical office settings. Students learn basic office skills in customer service, keyboarding, and data entry, as well as basic medical terminology and health information management systems. Individuals interested in this program must pass a criminal background check and meet additional eligibility requirements. Trainees much be 18 years old to take the National Healthcare Association certification exams.

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Painting

This pre-apprentice training program will give you the opportunity to learn residential and commercial painting, utilizing ladders and scaffolding. Those who are motivated can move on to advanced training opportunities at Honolulu Community College's apprenticeship program, the Pearl Harbor Shipyard, or be referred to the local union in Hawaii.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013