PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR COMMUNITY
 THROUGH TRADE-BASED EDUCATION

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Your Key to a Lucrative Career in the Construction Industry

Building Pathways to Success and a Better Hawaii for All

The Makaha Cultural Learning Center, a native 501(c)3, was started in Makaha Valley almost a decade ago. Today, our primary mission is to create opportunities for Native Hawaiians and the people of the Waianae Coast through leadership, trades-training, and outreach programs.

Unlock your passion and talent, reinforce gratitude, and be inspired to emerge as a capable worker with highly-valued skills. We are the only organization that provides non-union construction trade education west of the Honolulu area. Our programs in General Construction, Renewable Energy, HVAC-R, and Electrical Apprenticeship, will place you on a successful path to a growing career.

 
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Solar Training

Solar installation and preparation coursework that covers the NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives. After completing the required coursework, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of installation and design principals

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Apprenticeships 

Learn While you Earn program pairs on-the-job practical training with classroom study. After completion of the Apprenticeship Course work and prescribed OTJ hours, craft workers are recognized at the journey level in their trade.

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Aloha Construction Foundations

Get started in the industry by learning construction basics including Field Safety, Construction Math, Hand Tools, Rigging, Communication, and Employability Skills and Materials Handling

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Scholarships

An Affordable Future

The scholarship fund, made possible by Pacific Current and Kamehameha Schools, is aimed at helping current students pursue higher education in the specialty trade and construction fields.

  

Recipients of the Ho'omau Scholarship will receive $1,000 to pursue higher education programs including trade school, apprenticeship programs, and accredited degree programs. 

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Don't doubt that what you do makes an impact.

Giving financially is a direct way that you can help restore our community on the Makaha coast, Or you can consider sharing your precious time in a volunteer position. We need instructors, administrative staff, and people who want to make a difference!

MAKE A DONATION

Traditional Giving

We love old-fashioned giving!. Mail your tax-deductible gift to:

84-1170 Farrington Highway

Building C-2

Waianae, HI 96792

Traditional Giving

PayPal

Giving is easy with PayPal. Simply use the button below to send a donation securely to the Learning Center

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Corporate Gifting

Does your organization share our passion for the trades and creating opportunities for the people of Hawaii? If so, consider partnering with us financially.

Your gifts propel us toward our mission and help us instantly make an impact! 

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"Li'ili'i ka ohiki, loloa ka lua - Small is    the crab, large is its hole. Size does not  limit accomplishments."
'Olelo Noeau, Hawaiian Proverb

OUR MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE,
IN DESPERATE NEED OF AN ADVOCATE

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and there is a BIG opportunity for change ahead. Sowing into our communities and a vision this big requires many hands. Everyone has something to give, whether it is time, expertise, or financially. Be an activist for change and take part in this innovative approach to empowering our community. 

Mahalo to our 2022 Program Sponsors
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