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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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Course Number (EDU5450)

youth challenge students

THRIVE stands for "Teaching Habits to Reach Independence and Viable Employability." THRIVE is a program that offers students an opportunity to gain valuable workforce knowledge and apply soft skills in real-world settings. The program also provides opportunities to interact with Leeward Community College's faculty and employer partners to obtain vital information about how to find a job and be successful in the workplace. Service learning and volunteerism will be introduced to students as a pathway to gain work experience. THRIVE is a post-secondary education and employment experience for job seekers.

Who would benefit from THRIVE?

  1. Individuals with no work experience or history of continual job loss.
  2. College students contemplating to leave LeewardCC.
  3. Individuals who have work/military experience and difficulty seeking and/or retaining employment.
  4. Students leaving adult education and preparing to enter the workforce.
  5. Unemployed individuals attempting to return to the workforce.
  6. People exiting the corrections system.

Joy Mahiko 
Workforce Development Coordinator

For assistance call our office at 455-0477.

Must have the desire and motivation to work.

Program Objectives:

  1. Establish work history and increase job network.
  2. Develop soft skills, such as organization, punctuality, teamwork, conflict resolution.
  3. Increase awareness of Hawaii-based occupations to make effective career decisions.
  4. Apply soft skills authentically in the community through volunteering and service learning.
  5. Experience college life on campus and gain friendships.

Course Schedule

Online registration is for debit/credit card purchase only. For other payments, use Standard Registration.

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

Course Resources

Learning to THRIVE

Check out our May 2018 Catalog to learn about our partnership with the Youth Challenge Academy of Hawaii. Cadets at the academy participate in workplace skills training which features THRIVE and specific industries: hospitality, culinary, automotive, and more.

OCEWD May Catalog cover

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