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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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Lost your job because of COVID-19? We are here to help!

Through funding by the City & County of Honolulu’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds, the University of Hawai‘i is offering FREE job training to eligible O‘ahu residents. To participate you must be:

  • A resident of the City and County of Honolulu, and
  • Have your job situation affected by COVID-19 impacts (e.g. furloughed, lost hours, or unemployed)

Your tuition, which includes books, supplies, industry credential fees, and more, are covered if you qualify. You’ll also receive job search assistance, interview preparation, and other supports.

For information or assistance, email us or call our office at 808-455-0477.

Browse our listing of qualified courses

This list is subject to change. Check frequently for updates.

Your health and safety are our priority. Online, hybrid and in-person instruction will be used. For in-person classes, we adhere to the latest safety guidelines.

Gain the entry level skills and foundational knowledge you need to work in the health industry in Hawaii. Our programs within the Healthcare unit will meet and exceed the state requirements for Nurse Aides, and provide you with certification and re-certification for Hawaii caregivers. Your pursuit of a career in the health industry begins here.

Nurse Aide Program (HLTH5100)
Nurse Aide II: Patient Care Technician (HLTH5120)
Adult Residential Care Home Modules (HLTH5110)
Pharmacy Technician (HLTH5600) Fall 2020!
Medical Receptionist and Patient Services (HLTH5700)
Medical Reimbursement Specialist (Billing) (HLTH5500)

Get behind the wheel of a truck, or other Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) with our training programs. We’ll prepare you to get your Commercial Driver License (CDL), and our courses include training with class A and B Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV). One-on-one and customized training programs are available by request.

CDL Courses and Schedules

Get industry-standard forklift training. Our courses are developed for those who have never used a forklift, or incumbent workers who need re-certification.

Forklift Operator Course and Schedules

First-time computer users as well as experienced professionals will find a variety of classes to fit their needs, including: basic keyboarding skills, introduction to computers, and Microsoft Office. Instructors teach in a contextualized manner including many job-related tasks and projects into their lesson plans to bring relevancy to the trainings.  Office Administration and Technology is a comprehensive program preparing individuals for employment as Office Assistants.  Lessons and skills will focus on real-world examples employees can expect on the job.

Essential Computer Skills – Office 10 Operations (COM5114)

Office Administration and Technology (OAT) (COM5900)

OCEWD now offers a two-day Food Safety & Sanitation (ServSafe®) course, essential for any kitchen worker.

Food Safety & Sanitation – ServSafe® (HOSP5100)

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