Get Job Ready

Leeward Celebrates National CTE Month

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Chancellor's Office, Leeward CC
Posted: Feb 3, 2014

Celebrating National CTE Month
Celebrating National CTE Month

Leeward Community College encourages you to GET JOB READY in celebration of national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Among the special activities scheduled are the following:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturdays, and from 1:30pm – 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March
  • Culinary Arts Scholarship Brunch on from 7:30am – 11:30am on February 16
  • Discover Leeward Day for high school students on February 12
  • Geek Day from 10am-3pm on February 22, offering free workshops on technology and digital life
  • Career Opportunity and Program Presentations throughout February

Discover Leeward Day on February 12 offers area high school students an opportunity to meet the CTE faculty in both credit and non-credit programs to discuss career opportunities, while exploring hands-on displays of the various programs.

Geek Day is in its fifth year at Leeward. The day-long event offers a variety of free, hands-on workshops in technology, covering topics like computer security, creating animations, social media, digital photography and the newest addition, “Appy Hour,” interactive sessions on the top apps available for mobile devices. All session descriptions and a complete schedule for Geek Day can be found anline,

For more information on the above activities, go to for exact dates and times. 

“The activities planned in February will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Ron Umehira, Dean of Career and Technical Education. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees as well as future leaders.”

CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational certificate. Recent research published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 4.7 million new workers will be needed by post-secondary certificates and credentials, such as those which can be obtained at Leeward Community College by 2018, but we will fall short of meeting that demand. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce. 

For more information about CTE Programs at Leeward Community College, go to

Leeward offers:

Credit Programs

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Tech
  • Business Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Health Information Tech
  • Management
  • Plant Biology
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Teaching/Education
  • Television Production

Non-Credit Programs

  • Process Technology
  • Business & Computer Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Food

For more information, visit: