Financial Assistance for Continuing Education
Employment & Training Fund (ETF)
In 1991, the State Legislature established the ETF program to address the growing need to upgrade the job skills of Hawaii's workforce. The ETF program was created as part of a national movement that swept the country in the nineteen-eighties. Our nation's leaders, particularly at state and local levels, were concerned about the United States workforce's ability to compete in the international economic arena. Investing in human capital to improve productivity and the nation's quality of goods and services became a top priority. The Employer Referral ("micro") program is for individual businesses that need to upgrade the job skills of their employees.
ETF will cover 50% of the Non-Member rate for select courses, up to a maximum of $400.
View calendar for current course listing.
Currently, our 2018 Green Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) Program is available (application deadline is May 7, 2018). This is a community funded project to train Hawaii residents interested in qualifying for entry-level jobs in the construction industry.
Click HERE for more information and application.