Alexander & Baldwin Foundation donates scholarship funds to OCET | Schools
The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation (A&B), funded by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and its subsidiaries, has generously donated $22, 500 in grant monies to the Office of Continuing Education (OCET) at UH Maui College.
“I’ve seen many people and businesses positively effected by the generosity of the A&B Training Grant Program,” said Program Developer Eva Bondar.
The training grants serve to both reduce the cost of classes for individuals and stimulate enrollment for the college.
The program, now in its third consecutive year, supports additional skills training for entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profits and individuals pursuing further education to retrain for new employment. OCET Instructor Ben Howard, said, “In some cases, we have had people who had lower level jobs and were looking for a promotion. By taking classes at OCET and getting certain certifications, they were promoted within the company.”
The A&B Foundation has been a partner with UH Maui College for thirty years, providing more than $480,000 in support over that time. Maui subsidiaries of A&B include Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. (HC&S), East Maui Irrigation Co. (EMI), Kahului Trucking & Storage Co. (KT&S), A&B Properties Inc., A&B Wailea LLC, and Matson Navigation Co.
If you would like information on applying for a scholarship, call OCET at 984-3231 or visit us on line at http://www.ocet.org.
The Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET) serves the workforce, educational, and cultural needs of the people of Maui County through noncredit classes as well as customized training, apprenticeships, and English as a Second Language programs.