Honolulu Community College has received an anonymous $150,000 gift to support three popular workforce development programs.
How the gift is being used:
$52,000 has been designated to support the Sheet Metal & Plastics (SMP) program purchase of a classroom air conditioning unit; student tool kits; drafting sets; consumable materials and a downdraft sander/grinder table.
$92,000 has been designated to support the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) program’s lab training modules. RAC training modules are unique and have been designed to test the student’s academic comprehension through applied learning in the shop. Each semester, students assemble, disassemble, and perform a variety of tasks for program faculty to gauge the student’s overall understanding of the various refrigeration systems encountered in the workplace. Over time, these modules have needed overhauling. This gift will help modernize the overall shop training platform to better prepare students for the workforce.
$6,000 will help fund the Plumbing program supplies including welding rods, flat bars, soldering and brazing supplies.
Honolulu Community College has historically coordinated apprenticeship training for various industry training programs. In partnership with the business sector, apprentices from various sectors attend required courses at Honolulu CC and start working toward becoming a certified Journeyworker in the State of Hawai‘i.
To find out how you can support the students and programs at Honolulu CC please contact KC Collins, CFRE, Executive Director of Development – Regional and Community Colleges at 808-956-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.