Posted on | July 2, 2011 | Comments Off
The Alexander and Baldwin Foundation donated $22,500 to Maui’s Office of Continuing Education and Training. The training grant will serve to reduce the cost of classes for individuals and stimulate enrollment for the college.
The program, now in its third year, supports additional skills training for entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profits and individuals pursuing further education to retrain for new employment. OCET conducts noncredit classes as well as customized training, apprenticeships and English as a second language programs.
“In some cases, we have had people who had lower level jobs and were looking for a promotion. By taking classes at OCET and getting certain certifications, they were promoted within the company,” says Ben Howard, OCET instructor.
The A&B Foundation has been a partner with UH Maui College for 30 years, providing more than $480,000 in support over that time.
“I’ve seen many people and businesses positively effected by the generosity of the A&B Training Grant Program,” says Program Developer Eva Bondar.