In October, Asst Training Coordinator Kirk Kageno participated in the Hawaiʻi Virtual Freshman Career Expo. The event brings together employers and freshman students from high schools across the state for a chance to learn about career options from industry professionals. Brother Kirk presented a power point presentation of career opportunities in the Plumbing, AC/Refrigeration, Fire Sprinkler Fitter and Steam Fitter trades.
Training Coordinator Chuck Shima in November, participated in the National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) which is a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship programs. In conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Week, Hawaii did celebrate Apprenticeship Week virtually on November 9-10, 2020. Brother Chuck did a presentation of the Local 675 apprenticeship program and the opportunities they provide.
An Apprenticeship Registration was conducted on November 16-21 in preparation of the Spring 2021 Semester. For the Spring 2021 semester, Honolulu Community College is encouraging to continue the use of distance learning. Because of the current condition of the pandemic, the University of Hawaii felt it was necessary to continue online training.
First On-line Recruitment Applicants
Applicants from the very first on-line apprenticeship recruitment were tested and interviewed on December 5. All applicants took the written exam first, and those with a passing score moved on to the interview process the same day.