Hawai‘i CC offers ‘must attend’ business training for up-and-coming farmers

Hawaiʻi Community College
Josephine K Lee Hong-Mauga, (808) 934-2810
Ofc Asst, External Affairs and Relations
Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Hawai‘i Community College is pleased to announce it will offer the popular "Business Plan Development Training for Farmers" course starting this month in Hilo and Pahoa.

This 84-hour course provides a comprehensive program discussing agriculture business plan development and how to succeed as a farmer on Hawai‘i Island. The course encompasses 21 hands-on lectures and useful business planning materials — all for a low administrative fee of $99.

Each student who meets the course requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Development.

The Hilo classes will be held at Hawai‘i Community College from July 22 - Sept. 30 every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

The Pahoa classes will be held at Kua O Ka La, Public Charter School from July 16 - Sept. 29 every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To register, please call Jan or Leonard at the Big Island Workplace Connections at (808) 981-2860, ext. 226

This project was funded by C3T Hawai‘i and has support from the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division and Ho’oulu Lāhui.


C3T Hawai‛i is a $24.6 million dollar grant awarded to the University of Hawai‛i Community Colleges through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The grant will fuel the development of education and training curriculum and student academic/career coaching, which target certificate and degree programs specific to the needs of agriculture, energy and health industries. The industry-focused, employer-driven programs are designed to increase college completion rates and provide job opportunities to the C3T participants.

Hawai‘i Community College was founded in 1941 as the Hawai‘i Vocational School and is now one of 10 campuses in the University of Hawai‘i system. The mission of Hawai‘i CC is to promote student learning by embracing the unique Hawaiʻi Island culture and inspiring growth in the spirit of "E ʻImi Pono” (seeking excellence). Hawai‘i CC is based in Hilo and administers the University of Hawai‘i Center, West Hawai‘i in Kealakekua. www.hawaii.hawaii.edu.