Two men standing near aquaponics garden

Agriculture is one of three key growth sectors that are the focus of the C3T workforce development grant awarded to the UH Community Colleges.

This is one in a series of articles featured in “The Sky Is Not the Limit,” a special tabloid produced for the University of Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

In addition to creating thousands of jobs, the University of Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative (HI²) is also expected to develop the workers to fill many of the new positions, through UH’s seven community colleges.

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $24.6 million grant in 2011—the largest of its kind in the nation—to the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges.

The workforce development grant, known as C3T, targets three key growth sectors that are aligned with important UH research: agriculture, health and sustainable energy. The grant will help the community colleges to update the skills of workers. Several UH community colleges received a $12.7 million grant as part of the second round of funding in 2012.

Read more about how the UH Community Colleges are training Hawaiʻi’s workforce for future jobs that will be created by the UH Innovation Initiative in the article “Workers wanted” by Kyle Galdeira.

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  1. I was very pleased to see that you are offering such an opportunity for training workers in the 3 area fields of mention. It is long overdue and will provide inspiration to all who are furthering their education, out of work or looking to change career paths.
    How might I find out more information about signing up for your program?


    1. Hi Darline,

      Thanks for your comment. It’s not actually one program but several programs at several campuses. You’d need to narrow down your interest to a specific field and campus, then check out the campus websites for more information.

      Learn more about our ten campuses

      Good luck!

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