Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Job Fair comes to Honolulu Community College on March 29

Honolulu Community College
Jeannie Shaw, (808) 473-9430
Cooperative Education Coordinator
Posted: Mar 25, 2008

HONOLULU — Earning $17.84 per hour with full federal benefits, and at the same time earning a government-sponsored associate degree in applied trades from Honolulu Community College sounds too good to be true! But it could happen to you if you are one of 100 lucky applicants who apply at the annual Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Job Fair on Saturday, March 29. It will take place from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Honolulu Community College campus at 874 Dillingham Boulevard.

WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

WHERE: Honolulu Community College Campus Courtyard (next to Bldg. 5 and Cafeteria), 874 Dillingham Blvd.

WHO: Open to the public

Applications for the 2009 class will be available online from March 29 to April 13, 2008 at Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. HST on April 13, 2008. It is highly recommended that applicants attend the job fair to learn more about the program and the positions available.

Recruitment will be for the Pearl Harbor Apprenticeship Program as well as the Engineering Intern Program, GS-5/7 (This is a formal, two-year paid internship with the Department of the Navy) and Radiological Control Technician/Physical Science Technician, GS-4/5. Other opportunities include equipment specialists, engineering technicians, professional, analytical, and administration positions.

Check the announcement link on the Pearl Harbor website for news, information and updates regarding the job fair, asset testing, interviews, and preprocessing.

Computers are available for use by applicants at Oahu Work Links Centers, the neighbor islands one-stop centers and at Honolulu Community College. Individuals with questions can call 473-8000, ext. 2749 or Jeannie Shaw at 473-9430 or 845-9492.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance via their e-mail address from April 21 through May 2. All Applicants who correctly fill out and properly send the application online will have the opportunity to take the ASSET Test at HCC.

More than 2,000 people attend this annual event and the lines form early in the morning. To be eligible you must be a United States citizen, 18 years old by January 8, 2009, high school or GED graduate, pass a physical exam, pass a security clearance, and pass the ASSET Test in Math and English.

The one and a half hour timed ASSET Test will be given May 19 though May 30. The exam tests English writing, reading comprehension, and math skills. Honolulu Community College is offering an eight hour workshop on "How to Prepare for the ASSET Test." The class is $100. For more information, call 845-9296.

Applicants passing the ASSET test will move to the interview phase. Those successfully completing the interview will enter the final preprocessing phase, which includes a physical exam, security clearance, and the UH application.

The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility along with Honolulu Community College will provide the 100 lucky applicants selected with opportunities to work alongside journeymen and women, receive trade theory training, work toward a degree in Applied Sciences at Honolulu Community College and earn $17.84 per hour while doing so. All classes are taught at the Pearl Harbor training facility.

Pearl Harbor is expecting a huge exodus from its federal workforce in the next 5-10 years and the job fair is designed to minimize the effects of this situation. It is also anticipated that the workload will substantially increase when deployed vessels return from the current conflicts.

In addition to personnel from the shipyard at the Job Fair, there will be representatives from Honolulu Community College promoting various programs and services at the college.