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UH awarded $16 million for high-demand job training

Posted on Aug 25, 2022 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main

Healthcare training, including a Certified Nurse Aide program, is one of the career pathways available through the UH Community Colleges,.

Thanks to a three-year, $16.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, some 3,000 Hawai‘i workers will be trained for high-demand jobs in clean energy, creative industries, health care and technology sectors statewide over the next three years. The “Resilient Hawai‘i: Good Jobs Challenge” initiative includes a coalition of more than 70 employers, training providers and community-based organizations to get local residents back to work or increase their skills for new employment.

The initiative aims to help those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19, as well as Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities who can earn certificates leading to higher-paying jobs, said UH President David Lassner. “UH is grateful for the support of our Congressional delegation, Governor Ige and all of our mayors for this amazing project,” he said. “It will connect residents with quality careers in sectors critical to Hawai‘i’s future.” To see job training already available at the UH community colleges, go to


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