Recent National Career Readiness Certificate recipients

Hawaiʻi Community College and the State of Hawaiʻi Workforce Development Division continue to collaborate in offering free Individualized Career Achievement Network (iCAN) workshops in Waimea, Pāhala and Hilo. Designed for anyone interested in improving their reading, writing, math and workplace skills, the iCAN workshops are a fast-paced way for employees and job seekers to improve their employability skills.

Open to anyone over 18 at no charge, whether or not they have a high school diploma, these self-paced iCAN workshops prepare students for the workforce as they pursue a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

NCRC has been recognized as the most effective strategy for certifying workplace skills and predicting workplace success. “I am really enjoying all of it. The teachers are great!” said iCAN trainee Angel K. “I am looking forward to taking the NCRC exam.”

Classes are continuously being held in Hilo, Pāhala and Waimea with ongoing enrollment in each program. “You can join anytime at any one of our locations island-wide,” said Program Coordinator Carolina Sborja.

These workshops are made available through a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants (C3T). These industry-focused, employer-driven programs are designed to increase college completion rates and provide job opportunities to the C3T participants.

Call (808) 934-2700 or via email at for iCAN program information.

Read the Hawaiʻi Community College news release for more information.

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