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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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ocewd@hawaii.edu
(808) 455-0477
96-045 Ala Ike, Room CE 101, Pearl City, HI 96782

Our Location

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OCEWD Front Entrance
OCEWD Front Entrance
View From OCEWD Office
OCEWD Classrooms Exterior

The Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (OCEWD) is part of Leeward Community College’s educational mission to enhance quality of life and strengthen economic stability and growth by providing lifelong development and personal enrichment. OCEWD provides a variety of workforce programs, including: public service, consulting, and cultural. Our programs support human resource and economic development, job training, classes for small and large businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs.

OCEWD makes it easy for you to acquire quality employment training. We have minimal course entrance requirements and our curriculum is developed for both youth and adult learners. Customizable training for businesses, organizations and educational groups is also available, along with lifelong job placement assistance for those who have completed a workforce training course.

Our office and classrooms are located on the Diamond Head end of the Leeward Community College campus, with ample free parking.

Click here for TheBus Schedules.

Campus Map and Directions

Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782

FROM HONOLULU: Take the H-1 Freeway, ‘ewa bound, to the Pearl City exit (exit #10). The middle lane of the exit leads you directly to Moanalua Road. Proceed west on Moanalua Road. Turn left onto Waimano Home Road and continue until you reach Kamehameha Hwy. Turn right onto Kamehameha Hwy., following the Leeward CC directional signs and staying in the far left lane. You’ll pass one intersection at Sam’s Club. Staying in the far left lane, you’ll drive under an overpass and make the first left turn after the overpass onto Waiawa Road. Continue till Waiawa Road ends and make a right turn at the stop sign onto Ala ‘Ike.

FROM ALL POINTS ‘EWA: Follow signs to PEARL CITY until reaching Farrington Highway. Follow the Leeward CC directional signs, making a right turn onto Waiawa Road, the direct access road to campus. Continue till Waiawa Road ends and make a right turn at the stop sign onto Ala ‘Ike.

OCEWD Staff

Patrick Leddy
Senior Coordinator
808-455-0470
psleddy@hawaii.edu

William Castillo
Program Coordinator
808-455-0501
wkcastil@hawaii.edu

William Labby
Program Coordinator
808-455-0688
wlabby@hawaii.edu

Joy Mahiko
Program Coordinator
808-455-0500
jmahiko@hawaii.edu

Michael Scully
Associate Prof., Non-Credit Culinary Arts
808-455-0568
mscully@hawaii.edu

Cheryl Ball
Education Specialist – Transportation
808-455-0689
cheryl7@hawaii.edu

JoAnn Cagasan
Educational Specialist, First-to-Work
808-455-0661
jcagasan@hawaii.edu

Tad Saiki
Marketing Specialist
808-455-0647
tads@hawaii.edu

Grace Yoshimura
Secretary
808-455-0699
gkilee@hawaii.edu

Elyse Matsumoto
Administrative Officer
808-455-0488
okido@hawaii.edu

Lisa Daclison
Non-credit Registration Clerk
808-455-0477
daclison@hawaii.edu

Marissa Mier
Non-credit Registration Clerk
808-455-0477
mfmier@hawaii.edu

Leeward CC Mission

The Mission, approved by the UH Board of Regents in May 2012, and the Philosophy of Leeward Community College

Vision: Leeward Community College is a learning-centered institution committed to student achievement.

Mission: At Leeward Community College, we work together to nurture and inspire all students. We help them attain their goals through high-quality liberal arts and career and technical education. We foster students to become responsible global citizens locally, nationally, and internationally. We advance the educational goals of all students with a special commitment to Native Hawaiians.

These core values shape Leeward Community College’s mission:

Community
We value cooperation, collaboration, social responsibility, and concern for others as crucial elements in building a sense of community inside and outside of the institution.

Diversity and respect
We value individual differences and the contributions they bring to the learning process. We believe that our students are enriched through a diverse intellectual and social environment, where learning occurs through exposure to world cultures, and through interaction with peoples of diverse experiences, beliefs, and perspectives.

Integrity
We value personal and institutional integrity by fostering a culture of continuous improvement to open pathways to student success. We hold ourselves accountable for providing a high-quality academic experience.

Open access
We value all students. We seek to meet their needs, as well as those of the community, by offering a diversity of courses, degree and certificate programs, and training opportunities, through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.

Philosophy

We believe in the dignity and potential of each individual and the power of that belief to help people learn and grow. We are committed to providing an educational environment that accepts people as they are and fosters the development of each student’s unique talents.

At Leeward Community College, education is a cooperative endeavor in which students, faculty, and staff share responsibility.

KULANUI O HAWAIʻI
KE KULANUI KAIAULU O ʻEWA

KA NUʻUKIA: ʻO ke Kulanui Kaiaulu o ʻEwa, he kula kia i ka hoʻonaʻauao a he kūpaʻa hoʻi i ka holomua a ka haumāna ma nā ʻano like ʻole.

KE ALA NUʻUKIA: Ma ke Kulanui Kaiaulu o ʻEwa, alu like mākou ma ka mālama a me ke kīpaipai i nā haumāna.  Kōkua ʻia nā haumāna ma ka huli a loaʻa kā lākou mau pahuhopu ma o nā polokalamu hana noʻeau laulā a me nā polokalamu ʻoihana pākōlea like ʻole.  Paipai ʻia nā haumāna i ka lilo i hoa makaʻāinana pono ma ke kaiāulu, ma ke aupuni, a ma ke kauʻāina.  Kākoʻo ʻia nā pahuhopu hoʻonaʻauao a nā haumāna a pau me ke kūpaʻa nō hoʻi i nā ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi.

NĀ KAHUA HANA

Kaiāulu: He mea nui loa ke alu a me ka hana like me ka mālama nō hoʻi i ke kanaka ma ke kūkulu kaiāulu i loko a i waho aʻe o ke kahua kulanui.

Kākoʻo a Hōʻihi i nā kānaka like ʻole: He mea nui loa ke kākoʻo i nā kuanaʻike like ʻole a he waiwai nō ia ʻike i ke aʻo pono.  Pōmaikaʻi nā haumāna i ke komo i ke kaiāulu o nā ʻike like ʻole, ʻo nā ʻike moʻomeheu like ʻole o ke ao nei nō hoʻi kekahi, a me ka launa pū me nā poʻe o nā moʻolelo like ʻole.

Kūpono: He mea nui loa ka hana pono o neʻi nei a hōʻike ʻia ma o ka hoʻomōhala a hoʻoikaika mau i nā ala pono hele ʻia e ka haumāna.  Hoʻohiki ʻia nō ka pōʻaiapili aʻo pono loa.

Kūākea: He mea nui loa nā huamāna a pau.  Hoʻokō ʻia nā mea e pono ai ka haumāna a me ke kaiāulu ma o ka hoʻomākaukau i ka papa, ke kekelē, a me ka papahana palapala ma ke aʻo ʻana i ke kahua kula a ma o nā ʻenehana like ʻole.

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