Training Highlights

Local 675 reaches out to students for Union’s career opportunities at Honolulu Community College AC Class. (l-r) Bus. Agent Sam Barrett, Jr., Air Central’s Roger Sasaki, HCC AC Instructor, Steven Chow, Island Wide AC, Hubert Matsuda, Asst. Training Coordinator, Dean Kobashigawa and Economy Plumbing’s James Fan.

Career Opportunities Outreach Program

Local 675 training representatives presented opportunities the Union has to offer to potential candidates at the Honolulu Community College last month. Other outreach career events attended (some virtually) by Training this year include Dole Middle School, UH Maui College, UHMC Molokai, and Aiea Intermediate School.

Training Announcements

Announcing the 54th and 55th Apprenticeship Graduation at the Hawaii Convention Center on July 10, 2021. Apprentices honored will be the graduates of the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 as well as the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Assistant Training Coordinator Ronden Numasaki is continuing his efforts with the plumbing competency training for our members and others in the industry. If you have not completed your training, please contact: On Oahu – Honolulu Community College 845-9296; Neighbor Islands – Hawaii Community College 934-2700, Kauai Community College 245-8313, and University of Maui College 984-3231.

In March, Training Coordinators Chuck Shima and Dean Kobashigawa participated in the UA Training Coordinators Meeting conducted virtually. Over the two days of the meetings, UA Officers, Training Staff and Industry partners informed coordinators of the changes that may affect training programs across the nation and how to pivot to the new changes. “The meeting was informative,” according to Training Coordinator Chuck Shima, “and we will be anticipating the new changes.”

Much Mahalo’s to Barry Lai and Air Central for the generous donation of the Tripe-Lite 33,000 btu CRAC unit for the Iwilei Training Facility. “Barry even covered the cost for delivery. Training will definitely benefit from this addition to our facility,” said Coordinator Chuck Shima.