Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HCC Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics Tech Program

Mark and US Senator Daniel Inouye.

Hawaii Community College held a blessing for the recent expansion of the Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics (MWIM) Technology Program at the Mauka Campus. An advisory Council of people from impacted industries and students were instrumental in conducting an industry-wide survey that identified the workforce needs and student needs for the Big Island of Hawaii.

The support of US Senator Daniel Inouye has proven to be invaluable in the continued restructuring of the MWIN Tech Program. The most recent Rural Development Project grant of $315,421 will grow the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) option in the MWIM Tech Program. There has been more than $600,000 RDP funds in several grants that have created additional career choices for the students to pursue as well as fulfill the workforce training needed for the Big Island community.

This fall, the MWIM Tech Program is offering 43 credits in 18 different courses with an average class size of 15 students.

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