Construction industry influences Hawaii students

Construction industry influences Hawaii students

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Local students are getting a taste of the construction industry this summer.

Honolulu Community College's Summer Construction Academy is a 4-week program designed to expose young adults to trades including engineering, architecture, and carpentry. On July 9, the program honored 53 participants comprised of high school students and 2015 high school graduates, who successfully completed the program.

"With the future workforce projection in the construction industry, we are able to provide career exploration that will eventually lead students to Honolulu CC to obtain a certificate or degree in a specific career or technical program eventually providing an entry point into the workforce," said Kenton Short, the Construction Academy Program Coordinator.

The Summer Construction Academy began in 2008 with 12 students. The program has grown over its seven-year existence.

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