Customized Training

Are you getting the results you want out of your employees? OCEWD recognizes that employers and organizations often require employees to have specific skillsets, and when these skills are lacking it can directly affect your bottom line. Sometimes training is needed to increase performance or keep up with changes in the industry. Quite often, this training is not available locally and it is expensive. OCEWD has developed and delivered many successful short-term, industry specific, training at a much more affordable rate. We can work with you to develop training right here at home, from the ground up, to meet your needs.
If you're interested in our customized training, contact one of our coordinators (below) to get you started.

benefits of customized training*

> FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES: Daytime or evening, we can deliver classes on weekdays or weekends.
> ON-SITE TRAINING: Get your training delivered at your location or at the Leeward Community College campus.
> CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM: Focus on the skills your group needs, and build your training to match standards of your choice
> INDUSTRY EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS: We have a network of instructors with a wide range of certifications who can deliver the curriculum with practical, working knowledge of the subject matter
> REGISTRATION: OCEWD will handle registration, payment, and other logistics, so you don't have to
*All customized training course schedules, curriculum, instructors, and other details are subject to various restrictions. Please contact our office , 455-0477, with any questions regarding our policies and procedures for custom training.

contact a coordinator

If you're interested in our customized training, contact one of our coordinators to get you started. Each coordinator manages specific industry training. If you don't see an industry category that fits your business or group, or you're not sure which category you fall under, you can still contact anyone below and they will assist you.
Patrick Leddy
Senior Workforce Coordinator
808-455-0470
psleddy@hawaii.edu
> Overall management of training programs
Lehuanani Akau
Program Coordinator
808-455-0500
lkelii@hawaii.edu
> Healthcare and Caregiver Services
Willam Castillo
Program Coordinator
808-455-0501
wkcastil@hawaii.edu
> Computers and Technology
> Healthcare Technology
> Hospitality and Culinary Arts
> Transportation

Customer Testimonials

Don't take our word for it. Hear what employers are saying about their experiences with our customized training.
​COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE (CMV) SERIES TRAINING
​"The Office and Staff of The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) is a first class organization. Their ability to accommodate our company’s training requirements and train our employees was more than satisfactory, always willing to make sure we had what we needed! I would not hesitate to use their services again and would highly recommend them for your training requirements." 

Doug Kitchens
Executive Vice President
Kahala Surf Corporation
FOOD SAFETY AND SANITATION - SERVSAFE®
"Working with Leeward Community College’s ‘Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD)’ has made a world of difference in training our workers. The staff at OCEWD are flexible, accommodating, and more importantly, their trainers ensure students understand the topics being presented. I highly recommend utilizing Leeward Community College’s "Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development" when updating your workers knowledge is a priority."

Scott S. Akamine
School Food Services Supervisor
Nicole Combs
Program Coordinator
808-455-0661
ncombs@hawaii.edu
> Business and Professional Studies
Bill Labby
Program Coordinator
808-455-0688
wlabby@hawaii.edu
> Industrial Technology
> Sustainable Development
> Agriculture and Horticulture