The City and County of Honolulu through its Oahu Workforce Investment Board is seeking applications from qualified non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide innovative employment and occupational skills development-related training on a tuition or fee-for-service basis for unemployed, dislocated and other disadvantaged adults.
Mayor Mufi Hannemann said such training is very important for those seeking employment at viable living wages.
“The City and County of Honolulu recognizes that public-private sector training partnerships are vital to preparing job-ready individuals who will be valuable to businesses,” Mayor Hannemann said. “The City has a well-established history of collaborating with private training providers and schools in enhancing both the work aptitude and attitude of those adults who are seeking to re-enter the workforce or start a second career to enhance the quality of life for themselves and their families.”
As the needs of employers today are constantly evolving, the City is hopeful that agencies and schools that may have not participated in the past will take an interest in our program this year and submit an application.
Eligible organizations or schools must meet criteria established by the OWIB, the State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council, and Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (Eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers). Information on accreditation, licensure or certification, financial stability, and program performance measures is also required.
Applications are currently available at the Oahu Workforce Investment Board (OWIB) office, located in Suite 207 at 838 South Beretania Street. Questions concerning the application may be directed to the OWIB Executive Director Danilo Agsalog, at 522-7090.
Completed applications are due at the OWIB office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008.