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In support of Hawai'i's initiatives to diversify its economy and improve its food and energy self-sufficiency, the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges (UHCC) consortium successfully applied for, and received a multi-year $24.6 million grant from the Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program (TAACCCT) to develop new training programs and support existing ones that lead to jobs in the agriculture, energy and health industries.

Grant Goals:

  • Accelerating the academic and training progress for low-skilled and other workers
  • Improving retention and achievement rates and/or reduce time to completion of college credential
  • Building programs that meet industry needs, including developing career pathways
  • Strengthening online and technology-enabled learning
First Year
In the first year of the grant, the community colleges began laying the foundation for improving adult basic education, remedial and developmental education and wrap-around services, as well as integrating stronger online and technology components into curriculum to help people complete their education quicker and train for jobs that are needed now.

Contact Information:
Steven Lee, C3T Grant Program Manager
Phone: (808) 845-9109
Email: srlee88@hawaii.edu