Customized Training

Are you getting the results you want out of your employees? OCEWD recognizes that employers and organizations often require employees to have specific skillsets, and when these skills are lacking it can directly affect your bottom line. Sometimes training is needed to increase performance or keep up with changes in the industry. Quite often, this training is not available locally and it is expensive. OCEWD has developed and delivered many successful short-term, industry specific, training at a much more affordable rate. We can work with you to develop training right here at home, from the ground up, to meet your needs.
If you're interested in our customized training, contact one of our coordinators (below) to get you started.

benefits of customized training*

> FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES: Daytime or evening, we can deliver classes on weekdays or weekends.
> ON-SITE TRAINING: Get your training delivered at your location or at the Leeward Community College campus.
> CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM: Focus on the skills your group needs, and build your training to match standards of your choice
> INDUSTRY EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS: We have a network of instructors with a wide range of certifications who can deliver the curriculum with practical, working knowledge of the subject matter
> REGISTRATION: OCEWD will handle registration, payment, and other logistics, so you don't have to
*All customized training course schedules, curriculum, instructors, and other details are subject to various restrictions. Please contact our office , 455-0477, with any questions regarding our policies and procedures for custom training.

contact a coordinator

If you're interested in our customized training, contact one of our coordinators to get you started. Each coordinator manages specific industry training. If you don't see an industry category that fits your business or group, or you're not sure which category you fall under, you can still contact anyone below and they will assist you.
Patrick Leddy
Senior Workforce Coordinator
> Overall management of training programs
Willam Castillo
Program Coordinator
> Business and Professional Studies
> Computers and Technology
> Healthcare Technology
> Hospitality and Culinary Arts
> Transportation
Bill Labby
Program Coordinator
> Industrial Technology
> Sustainable Development
> Agriculture and Horticulture

Customer Testimonials

Don't take our word for it. Hear what employers are saying about their experiences with our customized training.
​"We had our group complete an evaluation of the course-instructor and the results were very rewarding. They felt that the class met their expectations and the objectives were met. They enjoyed the activities and applied what they learned on the job– and thoroughly enjoyed the instructor." 

Beryl Hamabata
Assistant Vice President, Training & Procedures
Territorial Savings Bank
​"The Office and Staff of The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) is a first class organization. Their ability to accommodate our company’s training requirements and train our employees was more than satisfactory, always willing to make sure we had what we needed! I would not hesitate to use their services again and would highly recommend them for your training requirements." 

Doug Kitchens
Executive Vice President
Kahala Surf Corporation
"We chose to partner with Leeward Community College for our CDL Driving program because of the ease in working with them.  After discussing our needs, we came up with a mutually beneficial schedule which would allow our employees to work while receiving training. The training will impact our organization greatly.  There is a shortage of CDL drivers nationwide and by upgrading the skills of our employees, it allows them to have a career path within the organization."

Joy Tamura
Director of Human Resources
Y. Hata & Co.
"Working with Leeward Community College’s ‘Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD)’ has made a world of difference in training our workers. The staff at OCEWD are flexible, accommodating, and more importantly, their trainers ensure students understand the topics being presented. I highly recommend utilizing Leeward Community College’s "Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development" when updating your workers knowledge is a priority."

Scott S. Akamine
School Food Services Supervisor