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Hawaiʻi Program Holds Blessing

Posted on | September 25, 2009 | Comments Off on Hawaiʻi Program Holds Blessing

Hawaiʻi’s Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics Program held a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony to honor U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye for his service to Hawaiʻi CC and to bless the new machinery for the program.

“We wanted to recognize Senator Inouye for his many years of unduplicated service and support to Hawaiʻi Community College and to the state,” says Chancellor Rockne Freitas. “The funding generated through U.S. Senator Inouye’s office has been invaluable in the development of the MWIM Tech Program.”

The most recent Rural Development Project Grant of $315,421 will expand the refrigeration and air conditioning option in the program to include an associate of applied science in RAC. There has been more than $600,000 in RDP funding that created additional career choices for students to pursue as well as to fulfill the workforce training needs of the Big Island community.

Read the news release.