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Leeward Community College's Workforce Development Office (OCEWD) is located on the Diamond Head end of the Leeward Community College campus, with ample free parking. We are on the city bus line, which makes it convenient to commute from anywhere on Oahu.


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(808) 455-0477
96-045 Ala Ike, Room CE 101, Pearl City, HI 96782

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Territorial Savings Bank Staff
Territorial Savings Bank Staff
Bernie Coleman
THRIVE Students

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.

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.


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

Patrick Leddy
Senior Workforce Coordinator
Overall management of training programs

William Castillo
Program Coordinator
Computers and Technology, Healthcare Technology, Transportation

William Labby
Program Coordinator
Industrial Technology

Joy Mahiko
Senior Workforce Coordinator
Business and Professional Studies, Education and Career Planning, Healthcare and Caregiver Services, Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Customer Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it. Hear what local employers are saying about our customized training.

Our experience with OCEWD’s Industrial Automation Series has been nothing short of transformational. They offered an educational resource which taught us theory and practice that has been immediately and directly applicable to our increasing technical demands. Their teaching has increased our ability to innovate and reduced downtime, and our relationship has evolved from student-teacher to strategic partners. This program represents the future and the potential of any technical or industrial manufacturing base we should be able to sustain in Hawaii.

Gary Yoshioka
Gary Yoshioka

President, Diamond Bakery Co., Ltd.

One thing we like about Leeward is that the classes cover exactly what we need. The curriculum was customized for Pacific Allied Products. The training has been excellent, and we feel our outcomes are being met.

Bernie Coleman
Bernie Coleman

President, Pacific Allied Products, Ltd.

The Mission of our Academy is to provide at-risk youth, ages 16-18 years of age, the life skills and tools necessary to become productive members of society. 80% of our Cadets are susceptible of not being able to go into the workforce or education due to economic and geographical obstacles. Leeward CC has produced phenomenal results with the training provided for our Cadets– tailoring each training to meet their needs. For the past 2 years, through help from Leeward CC’s Workforce Development, we have been able to place 76% of our graduates in the workforce and continuing education. Mahalo to the dedicated staff from Leeward CC for providing opportunities for our Cadets to become responsible citizens and, most importantly, a chance to succeed in life.

Sina Atanoa
Sina Atanoa

Deputy Director, Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy

One of our goals was to provide our workforce with the skills they need so when the opportunity arises for advancement they have the skills they need and will not hesitate to apply. Will (OCEWD) was very helpful in working with us in building a series of courses to suit our needs….it was a perfect fit.

Beryl Hamabata
Beryl Hamabata

Assistant Vice President, 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
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. Because of the year-round class schedule, we were able to begin our program earlier than we anticipated. This 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 our organization.

Joy Tamura
Joy Tamura

Senior Business HR Partner, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.

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