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Aloha Construction Foundations

Class Kick Off: April 1, 2023. Applications open February 15, 2023

12 Saturdays + Learning Labs, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


The Aloha Construction Foundations Program provides a tailored pathway into the skilled-trade workforce and addresses personal foundation as enthusiastically as it builds capacity. This study pairs an 80-hour core construction class with a guided study in Aloha to lay a multidisciplinary foundation for those seeking a career in the construction industry while strengthening a personal and cultural foundation through the practice of Aloha. Completion of the program will springboard students into any construction discipline they pursue.

16 and up welcome! 

Ages: 16-30 (eligible for full scholarship)

Ages: 31+ (eligible for $500 reduced tuition)

Solar 101

Class Kick Off: May 15, 2023. Applications open April 1, 2023

15 weeks. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 pm. In person, Hybrid or Virtual + Field Lab

Hawaii is going green! Be a part of the renewable energy revolution and earn credentials in this exciting and growing industry. PV 101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics; mounting methods for various roof structures and ground-mounts; and an introduction to safely and effectively commissioning grid-direct PV systems.  This course focuses on grid-direct PV systems, but covers material critical to understanding all types of PV systems.

This course meets the North American Board of Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP’s) educational standards for technicians. Successful completion of this course satisfies NABCEP's formal (classroom) training requirement for Associate level testing. 


18 and up welcome! 

Ages: 16-35 (eligible for full scholarship)

Ages: 35+ (eligible for $500 reduced tuition)

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