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Free Ag Tech Training Offered at UH Maui College

June 2, 2021, 10:11 AM HST
* Updated June 2, 10:12 AM
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University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is offering a new, free Agricultural Technician training program this summer for residents interested in pursuing college and career pathways in sustainable agriculture. The eight-week training course starts June 7. 

Students will learn the fundamentals of food safety certification, propagation, fertilization, irrigation, sensors, remote monitoring and data analysis through applied, hands-on learning, as well as be dual enrolled in a four-credit Hawaiian Food Plants course to jump start a pathway to a college degree.

Tuition sponsorships for unemployed and underemployed Maui residents will be sponsored by Hāna Career Pathways, a new statewide program offering short-term trainings that lead to industry credentials.

Students are also offered wrap-around services such as college and career advising, referrals to support services, paid internships and employment opportunities.

Recent high school graduates are invited to apply.

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Classes are held on campus and online June 7 to July 30, Mondays to Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Visit uhcc.hawaii.edu/reimagine to learn more and apply online.

Financial support provided by US Department of Education federal grant, Reimagining Workforce Preparation: Hāna Career Pathways, in the amount of $13,370,383 for the period of Oct 1, 2020 to Sept. 29, 2023.

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