• The Building Industry Association of Hawaii's Construction Training Center of the Pacific is home to the most comprehensive set of training courses and workforce development programs in the State. From nationally-recognized designation courses like, Certified Green Professional(TM) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist(TM) to OSHA Certifications and Continuing Education classes, you'll find everything you need to move your business forward in a fast-moving and competitive industry. For nearly two decades, Education Director Barbara Nishikawa has managed a robust and diverse program that serves your needs. The Construction Training Center was built in 2009 and hosts some of the best instructors in the industry, many are working professionals with experience in the field. 

    The course offerings vary from month to month and recommendations can be made based on your level of experience and business needs. From real estate professionals to well-established builders, there are courses designed to make you better at what you do for your clients.

    Press coverage on BIA's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $100,000 Education Grant, May 2024

    Pacific Business News

    Maui News

    Hawaii Building Industry Magazine

    Hawaii Business Magazine

  • 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 $2,000.

    To learn more contact marie@biahawaii.org

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